Pulmonary adiaspiromycosis in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

D. Turner, M. Burke, E. Bashe, S. Blinder, I. Yust

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Adiaspiromycosis is a noninfectious, nonarthropod-transmitted fungal infection that occurs worldwide in lower vertebrates, especially rodents. However, humans may become accidental hosts. Reported here is a case of adiaspiromycosis of the lung in an HIV-positive, 40-year-old, bisexual man who first presented with cough and dyspnea. Cultures of a bronchoalveolar lavage and protected brush specimen revealed the presence of fungal elements that were identified as Emmonsia parva var. parva. The patient was successfully treated with amphotericin B and thereafter with fluconazole. This organism should be added to the list of pathogens that cause pulmonary infection in AIDS patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)893-895
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1999


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