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Title: Successful treatment of pseudomembranous necrotizing aspergillus tracheobronchitis in a patient with acute myeloid leukemia
Authors: Stanic, Jelena
Eri, Živka
Tepavać, Aleksandar
Đerić, Tatjana
Zaric, Bojan
Jurisic, Vladimir
Journal: Srpski Arhiv za Celokupno Lekarstvo
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2014
Abstract: © 2014, Srp Arh Celok Lek. All rights reserved. Introduction Pseudomembranous necrotizing Aspergillus tracheobronchitis is a rare form of pulmonary aspergillosis which occurs in immunocompromised patients.Case Outline A female patient aged 71, suffering from acute myeloid leukemia, developed the symptoms of progressive shortness of breath and inspiratory stridor. The diagnosis in our case was made on the histological findings from tissues obtained by bronchoscopy. A chest CT scan suggested the state of the compromised trachea and left principal bronchus lumen. The long-term regimen with itraconazole in the dose of 400 mg/24 hours proved efficient in our patient.Conclusion Progressive shortness of breath and inspiratory stridor in immunocompromised patients along with radiological and CT changes should be also considered as pulmonary aspergillosis in differential diagnosis.
Type: Article
DOI: 10.2298/SARH1408488S
ISSN: 03708179
SCOPUS: 84922673224
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Medical Sciences, Kragujevac
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