Pulmonary scedoporidium infection

Pulmonary scedoporidium infection is a form of extremely rare pulmonary fungal infection. Scedosporium can present as focal localised to widespread systemic disease.

It typically occurs in immunucompromised patients. Both acute and chronic forms have been described.

This occurs due to infection with several species such as

  • Scedoporidium prolificans
  • Scedoporidium angiospermum

It may give a clinical presentation similar to that of pulmonary aspergillosis.

There are currently very little publications on the imaging features at the time of initial writing. If youre are an expert on this we would love your help :).

Scedosporium infections in transplant recipients have been reported to have  high rates of dissemination and a poor overall outcome.  It is usually resistant to traditional antifungal agents, and may respond to prompt management with triazoles (variconazole).

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rID: 38204
System: Chest
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Scedoporidium infection - lung
  • Scedoporidium infection of the lung
  • Pulmonary scedosporiosis
  • Lung scedosporiosis
  • Pulmonary infection with scedoporidium

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