Fatal Pulmonary Hemorrhage Through Fiberoptic Broncoscopy in a WellControlled Diabetic Female With Mucormycosis

Paola Di Carlo, Daniela Cabibi, De Luca, Daniela Cabibi, La Rocca, Sacco

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Abstract

A rare case of invasive pulmonary mucormycosis complicated by fatal massive haemoptysisthrough bronchoscopy in a patient with a well controlled diabetes is reported. Histological features ofinfection are reported and the characteristic aspects of the staining are discussed. Fiberopticbronchoscopy revealed bilateral obstruction of the segmental bronchi and fatal massive bleedingoccurring because of biopsy sampling. Caution is warranted in the use of bronchoscopy sampling inpatients with radiological features of cavitated lesions of fungal origins. Better preventive and earlytherapeutic antifungal treatments are needed to avoid this serious complication.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)179-182
Numero di pagine4
RivistaAmerican Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume4
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2008

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