Figure illustrating Aspergillus tracheobronchitis in a normal child

Aspergillus tracheobronchitis in a normal child. This figure, drawn in 1890, illustrates the appearances of the trachea and main bronchi at autopsy in a 3 year old child. She had little else wrong at autopsy other than a minor degree of tuberculosis. She is the first recorded case of Aspergillus tracheobronchitis in the literature and illustrates well that this disease can affect previously well non-inimmunocompromised people. The full case is reported in Wheaton SW.
<p>Case primarily of tubercle, in which a fungus (Aspergillus) grew in the bronchi and lung, simulating actinomycosis. Transactions of the Pathological Society of London 1890; 41:34-37</p>