Well demarcated pulmonary infarction is well seen in this close-up of the lung at autopsy in a patient with histologically confirmed invasive aspergillosis. Angio invasion is characteristic of invasive aspergillosis, is associated with a worse prognosis, but is not always seen.
Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis is most commonly seen in immunocompromised patients. Besides, skin lesions may also develop due to invasive aspergillosis in those patients. A 49-year-old male patient was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.
The patient developed bullous and zosteriform lesions on the skin after the 21st day of hospitalization. The skin biopsy showed hyphae. Disseminated skin aspergillosis was diagnosed to the patient.
Voricanazole treatment was initiated. The patient was discharged once the lesions started to disappear.