Pulmonary aspergillosis: imaging findings with pathologic correlation.

  title={Pulmonary aspergillosis: imaging findings with pathologic correlation.},
  author={Suzanne L. Aquino and Stephen Thomas Kee and Martha L. Warnock and Gordon Gamsu},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  volume={163 4},
Pulmonary involvement with Aspergillus fumigatus is varied and largely dependent on the patient's underlying pulmonary and immune status. Hypersensitivity reactions from inhalation of spores can cause acute allergic alveolitis, and bronchial colonization can cause allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA). The latter is found mainly in patients with asthma or cystic fibrosis. Mycetomas develop from secondary colonization of preexisting lung cavities. Invasive and semi-invasive… CONTINUE READING

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