Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Chest Imaging - Case Report 2016

Chest wall and mediastinal nodal aspergillosis in an immunocompetent host

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Departments of Radiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Departments of Radiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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From the Departments of Radiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Departments of Internal Medicine All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Diagn Interv Radiol 2009; 15: 176-178
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Abstract

 

Aspergillosis may complicate the course of a patient in an immunocompromised state. However, Aspergillus infection is rarely encountered in an immunocompetent host. We present an extremely rare case of Aspergillus chest wall involvement associated with extensive mediastinal lymphadenopathy in an immunocompetent host. A chest wall lesion was the initial indication of underlying nodal disease. We highlight the importance of obtaining early tissue samples in these cases to enable prompt treatment.
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