Cavitating invasive pulmonary aspergillosis visualized and diagnosed by ultrathin bronchoscopy.

Abstract

A definitive diagnosis of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA), which usually occurs in immunocompromised patients, is often difficult. We report two cases of cavitating IPA in a peripheral pulmonary region in patients who were receiving corticosteroids, in whom the cavity was successfully visualized and sampled during ultrathin bronchoscopy. Ultrathin… (More)

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