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Pyopneumothorax secondary to Aspergillus infection: a case report.
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PMID:  23226822     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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A 32 -year- old male presented with complaints of fever, dry cough, breathlessness and right sided chest pain of two months duration. Chest radiograph showed right sided hydropneumothorax which revealed frank pus on diagnostic thoracocentesis, for which tube thoracostomy was done. Despite vigorous broad spectrum antibiotic coverage, postural drainage and chest physiotherapy, there was no clinical improvement. Further work up included serology, pleural fluid culture, closed as well as thoracoscopic guided pleural biopsy revealed growth of Aspergillus fumigatus. Patient was prescribed antifungal medication (Voriconazole) and subsequent thoracotomy with right sided pneumonectomy showed good clinical recovery.
Authors:
Surya Kant; S Saheer; Abhijjeet Singh; Ghulam Hassan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oman medical journal     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1999-768X     ISO Abbreviation:  Oman Med J     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-11     Completed Date:  2012-12-12     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526350     Medline TA:  Oman Med J     Country:  Oman    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  494-6     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
MD, Professor, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, CSM Medical University, UP, Lucknow, India-226003.
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