Angioinvasive aspergillosis

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

History of bone marrow transplant.

Patient Data

Age: Adult
CT

Multiple pulmonary round infiltrates.

Case Discussion

Smears consist predominantly of an acute inflammatory exudate admixed with pulmonary macrophages, squamous cells and bronchial cells in a background of granular and cellular debris. Degenerate and reactive cell changes are present throughout. Fungal elements morphologically consistent with Aspergillus present. No evidence of  Pneumocystis organisms. No malignant cells are identified.

Bronchial Washings: Fungal elements morphologically consistent with Aspergillus present. No evidence of Pneumocystis organisms. No malignant cells are identified.

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Case information

rID: 8538
Case created: 10th Feb 2010
Last edited: 17th Feb 2017
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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