Early invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in a leukemia patient linked to aspergillus contaminated marijuana smoking.

@article{SzyperKravitz2001EarlyIP,
  title={Early invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in a leukemia patient linked to aspergillus contaminated marijuana smoking.},
  author={Martine Szyper-Kravitz and Roberto Lang and Yosef Manor and Meir Lahav},
  journal={Leukemia & lymphoma},
  year={2001},
  volume={42 6},
  pages={
          1433-7
        }
}
46-year-old patient with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) whose disease manifested as fever, chills and dry cough is reported here. Despite broad antibiotic coverage he remained acutely ill with spiking fever, shaking chills, and hypoxemia. His initial chest radiograph was normal but chest computed tomography (CT) scan disclosed bilateral focal infiltrates. Hypoxemia and severe thrombocytopenia precluded invasive diagnostic procedures. A thorough epidemiological investigation revealed that before… CONTINUE READING
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