Pulmonary Adiaspiromycosis in a Patient with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

@article{Turner1999PulmonaryAI,
  title={Pulmonary Adiaspiromycosis in a Patient with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome},
  author={Daniel Drew Turner and Marcilynn Burke and Edwin Joseph Bashe and Stephan Blinder and Guillermo Pierdant P{\'e}rez},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={1999},
  volume={18},
  pages={893-895}
}
 Adiaspiromycosis is a noninfectious, nonarthropod-transmitted fungal infection that occurs worldwide in lower vertebrates, especially rodents. However, humans may become accidental hosts. Reported here is a case of adiaspiromycosis of the lung in an HIV-positive, 40-year-old, bisexual man who first presented with cough and dyspnea. Cultures of a bronchoalveolar lavage and protected brush specimen revealed the presence of fungal elements that were identified as Emmonsia parva var. parva. The… CONTINUE READING
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