Why is biopsy of suspected fungal lung lesions necessary?☆


The recognition of antifungal resistance is necessary for the choice of the appropriate treatment in patients with invasive fungal disease. In this case report, the need for a computed tomography-guided percutaneous lung biopsy of a suspected fungal lesion in a patient treated for acute leukemia is demonstrated. Detection of Amphothericin-B resistant Aspergillus flavus infection has prompted the switch in antifungal therapy, followed by full resolution of symptoms, completion of chemotherapy and remission since then.

DOI: 10.1016/j.mmcr.2013.08.002

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@inproceedings{Kropshofer2013WhyIB, title={Why is biopsy of suspected fungal lung lesions necessary?☆}, author={Gabriele Kropshofer and Bernhard Meister and Cornelia Lass-Fl{\"{o}rl and Roman Crazzolara}, booktitle={Medical mycology case reports}, year={2013} }