[Two cases of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis mimicking pneumonia in lung cancer patients].

@article{Horinouchi2009TwoCO,
  title={[Two cases of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis mimicking pneumonia in lung cancer patients].},
  author={Hidehito Horinouchi and Sayaka Yamao and Shimpei Gotoh and Torahiko Jinta and Naoki Nishimura and Koyu Suzuki and Naohiko Chohnabayashi},
  journal={Nihon Kokyuki Gakkai zasshi = the journal of the Japanese Respiratory Society},
  year={2009},
  volume={47 9},
  pages={786-92}
}
BACKGROUND Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) occurs predominantly in immunocompromised hosts, however increasing numbers of cases of IPA have been reported among basically immunocompetent patients who have some pulmonary abnormalities such as lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). CASE Case 1. A 67-year-old man was admitted because of hemoptysis and purpura. He had COPD and small cell lung cancer and had finished chemotherapy 5 years previously. Chest X-ray showed… CONTINUE READING