Letter: Pulmonary aspergillosis, inhalation of contaminated marijuana smoke, chronic granulomatous disease.


Chusid MJ, Gelfand JA, Nutter C, Fauci AS.
Ann Intern Med. 1975 May;82(5):682-3.


INCREASED SUSCEPTIBILITY to infection is a hallmark of chronic granulomatous disease of childhood (1), an inherited disorder in which phagocytic cells are unable to kill certain types of ingested organisms (2). We present a case of Aspergillus fumigatus pneumonitis in a 17-year-old boy with chronic granulomatous disease, whose infection may have been acquired through inhalation of smoke from marijuana contaminated with fungi.