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.
|Numero di pagine||4|
|Rivista||American Journal of Infectious Diseases|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2008|
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