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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 106-109

A case of chronic cavitory pulmonary aspergillosis, a rare entity

Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Medical College, Kolkata, India

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Dr. Sibes Kumar Das
MD (Pulmonary Medicine), Professor, Souhardya Appartment, West Bankim Pally, Madhyamgram, Kolkata-700129
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DOI: 10.4103/jacp.jacp_2_20

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Aspergillus species cause a wide spectrum of pulmonary disease including allergic, saprophytic, semi-invasive and invasive aspergillosis. Host immune system is the major determinant of the pattern of illness in human beings. Several chronic forms of Aspergillus infections have been described which include chronic cavitary pulmonary aspergillosis (CCPA), chronic fibrotic pulmonary aspergillosis (CFPA) and chronic necrotizing pulmonary aspergillosis (CNPA). Chronic cavitary pulmonary aspergillosis usually runs a progressive course, affects apparently immunocompetent individuals with a pre-existing lung disease. Diagnosis depends on presence of constitutional and pulmonary symptoms, suggestive radiological changes and microbiological or serological evidence of Aspergillus infection. We hereby present a case of 28 years immunocompetent male who had prior history of pulmonary tuberculosis and was subsequently diagnosed as chronic cavitary pulmonary aspergillosis.

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