Acute pulmonary aspergillosis in immunocompetent subjects after exposure to bark chippings.

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We describe 2 cases of immunocompetent males with acute community-acquired invasive pulmonary aspergillosis developing shortly after spreading bark chippings. One patient with a fatal outcome was initially diagnosed as allergic alveolitis rather than infection and received steroid treatment illustrating the obvious challenges in the differential diagnosis between these disease entities.

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@article{Arendrup2006AcutePA, title={Acute pulmonary aspergillosis in immunocompetent subjects after exposure to bark chippings.}, author={Maiken Cavling Arendrup and B Ronan O'driscoll and Eskild Petersen and David W. Denning}, journal={Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases}, year={2006}, volume={38 10}, pages={945-9} }