Diagnosis of airway-invasive pulmonary aspergillosis by tree-in-bud sign in an immunocompetent patient: case report and literature review.

@article{Xu2013DiagnosisOA,
  title={Diagnosis of airway-invasive pulmonary aspergillosis by tree-in-bud sign in an immunocompetent patient: case report and literature review.},
  author={X J Xu and H Sun and B-L Zhao and Y K Shi},
  journal={Journal de mycologie medicale},
  year={2013},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={64-9}
}
Invasive fungal infections are rare in immunocompetent hosts, and diagnosis may be missed or delayed due to our lack of understanding of the particular clinical signs, disease progression, and treatment outcome. Here, we present a case of pulmonary invasive aspergillosis that arose in an immunocompetent and previously healthy patient. The patient presented with a several-week history of remittent high fever, cough, and expectoration. These symptoms were unresponsive to treatments for… CONTINUE READING