Ulcerative tracheobronchitis

Date: 26 November 2013

Bronchoscopic view of a deep bronchial ulcer in a lung transplant patient. Biopsies through the ulcer yielded cartilage with hyphae invading it. Fungal cultures of bronchial lavage grew Aspergillus fumigatus. He responded to oral itraconazole therapy.

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This patient was reported in Kramer MR, Denning DW, Marshall SE, Ross D, Berry G, Lewiston N, Stevens DA, Theodore J. Ulcerative tracheobronchitis following lung transplantation: a new form of invasive aspergillosis. Am Rev Resp Dis 1991; 144: 552-556.

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