IPA in late stage AIDS

IPA in late stage AIDS, pt TB

Close up of cavity of left upper-lobe, proven to be invasive pulmonary aspergillosis at autopsy.

Pulmonary aspergillosis in a patient who had AIDS for 3 years (CD4 count. <10/mm3). Right middle-lobe consolidation and a left upper-lobe cavity as seen in a previously normal lung; the diagnosis was made by culture of a bronchoalveolar lavage specimen and was confirmed at autopsy. (This was published in (Khoo S, Denning DW. Aspergillus infection in the acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Clin Infect Dis 1994; 19 (suppl 1): S41-48.)

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