Fungal Infection Mimicking Pulmonary Malignancy: Clinical and Radiological Characteristics

@article{Guimares2013FungalIM,
  title={Fungal Infection Mimicking Pulmonary Malignancy: Clinical and Radiological Characteristics},
  author={Marcos Duarte Guimar{\~a}es and Edson Marchiori and Gustavo S. P. Meirelles and Bruno Hochhegger and Pablo Rydz Pinheiro Santana and Jefferson Luiz Gross and Almir Galv{\~a}o Vieira Bitencourt and Piyaporn Boonsirikamchai and Myrna Corbos Barco Godoy},
  journal={Lung},
  year={2013},
  volume={191},
  pages={655-662}
}
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical and radiological features of patients with fungal infection mimicking thoracic malignancy and to establish a diagnostic approach for both clinicians and radiologists to avoid misdiagnosis. In this retrospective study, we reviewed clinical and computed tomography (CT) findings from 27 patients who presented with suspicion of thoracic malignancy who were ultimately diagnosed with fungal disease. Patients’ median age was 55.7 (range 31–78… CONTINUE READING

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