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Progressive increase in cavitation with the evolution of fungus ball: A clue to the diagnosis of chronic necrotizing pulmonary aspergillosis

Author(s): Prasad R | Garg Sanjay

Journal: Lung India
ISSN 0970-2113

Volume: 26;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 95;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: Aspergillus | diabetes | tuberculosis

Chronic necrotizing pulmonary aspergillosis (CNPA) is an uncommon pulmonary infection seen in the patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchiectasis, pneumoconiosis, diabetes mellitus, alcoholism, poor nutrition or low dose corticosteroid therapy. Here, we are presenting a case of CNPA with diabetes mellitus that was misdiagnosed as pulmonary tuberculosis.

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