Chronic granulomatous ‘Aspergillus lung mass’

Submitted: May 11, 2020
Accepted: July 7, 2020
Published: September 7, 2020
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The diverse clinicopathological spectrum of pulmonary aspergillosis is a consequence of varying levels of invasiveness of this ubiquitous fungus, which largely depends on the host immune response and pre-existing lung disease. The clinical presentation of pulmonary aspergillosis spans a wide spectrum from hypersensitivity to life threatening angio-invasive and disseminated disease. We report the case of a young immunocompetent male with no underlying lung disease, who presented with an incidentally detected ‘infective mass’ lesion in the lung associated with minimal respiratory symptoms. The diagnostic challenges posed by the unusual clinical, radiological and histological picture as well as the therapeutic dilemmas faced are discussed in this report.



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Anuradha Ananthamurthy, Department of Pathology, St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences, Bengaluru



Jayanthi Savio, Department of Microbiology, St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences, Bengaluru



How to Cite

Venkatnarayan, Kavitha, Uma Devaraj, Uma Maheswari Krishnaswamy, Priya Ramachandran, Sreekar Balasundaram, Anuradha Ananthamurthy, and Jayanthi Savio. 2020. “Chronic Granulomatous ‘Aspergillus Lung mass’”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 90 (3).