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Aspergillus fumigatus is a ubiquitous fungus responsible for a variety of pulmonary diseases, ranging from infection of a pre-existing cavity as in aspergilloma to highly invasive disease in immunocompromised hosts. Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is a hypersensitivity response mounted against antigens of A. fumigatus manifesting as poorly(More)
The article by Taslimi et al., describing their experience with a patient of fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva and the accompanying literature review, was informative and concise [1]. We would like to re-emphasize the age old dictum of “primum non nocere” (first, do no harm) by sharing our recent experience with this currently incurable disease. A(More)
OBJECTIVE Whether tuberculosis-related acute respiratory distress syndrome is associated with worse outcomes when compared with acute respiratory distress syndrome secondary to other causes remains unknown. Herein, we compare the outcomes between the two groups. DESIGN Retrospective analysis of all subjects admitted with acute respiratory distress(More)
Pulmonary gangrene is a life-threatening condition, which represents the fulminant end of the infectious lung diseases usually caused by polymicrobial infection. Aerobic and anaerobic bacteria act synergistically to produce massive tissue necrosis which might be augmented by the angioinvasive nature of fungi like Mucor. We report a successfully treated case(More)