Surgical therapy for pulmonary aspergillosis in immunocompromised patients.

  title={Surgical therapy for pulmonary aspergillosis in immunocompromised patients.},
  author={Christopher Salerno and David W Ouyang and T S Pederson and Dawn M Larson and J P Shake and Eric M Johnson and Michael Anthony Maddaus},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={65 5},
BACKGROUND Medical management for invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) is often unsatisfactory. Antifungal therapy may be unable to eradicate IPA in the immunocompromised or neutropenic patient. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the surgical management of IPA in 13 immunocompromised patients at our institution. Twelve patients underwent perioperative bone marrow transplantation (4 autologous, 8 allogenic). All 13 patients received antifungal therapy. Eleven patients were neutropenic at… CONTINUE READING


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