fungal pneumonia


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fungal pneumonia

pneumonia caused by inhaled fungi, usually Blastomyces dermatitidis, Coccidioides immitis, or Histoplasma capsulatum. Numerous other fungi, such as Aspergillus and Candida, infect immunocompromised patients. See also blastomycosis, histoplasmosis.
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A computed tomography (CT) image of the chest showed bilateral pulmonary cavities with a "halo formation" concerning for a necrotizing fungal pneumonia.
Prolonged exposure is anecdotally linked to the development of asthma, the development of sinus problems, and it's known that if you're not in the greatest of health, or if you've got other health issues, you can also develop fungal pneumonia.
In the era of routine fluconazole prophylaxis for high-risk populations, molds-especially Aspergillus species-became the most common and life-threatening pathogenic organism, leading to fungal pneumonia in febrile neutropenic patients and causing 90% of such infections (3), (4).
He needed a bone marrow transplant to have any chance of surviving, but after a series of complications he contracted fungal pneumonia and doctors decided he was too frail to have the life-saving operation.
LONDON, October 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Myconostica Ltd, a UK-based medical diagnostic company which specialises in rapid molecular diagnostic tests for life-threatening fungal infections, today announces the launch of a new test to assist medical and scientific professionals to identify one of the most common causes of fungal pneumonia.
The excluded 248 patients did not meet the criteria for severe disease, or had proven Mycobacterium tuberculosis, PCP, fungal pneumonia or were being treated empirically for PCP or PTB.
The therapy was well-tolerated with infections, such as mucormycosis, pneumonia, disseminated fungal infection and fungal pneumonia, being the main concern.
A necropsy at the San Diego Zoo determined the cause of death was probably West Nile virus complicated by secondary fungal pneumonia.
4,6) Differential diagnosis based upon clinical and radiographic presentation includes neurogenic tumors, lateral thoracic meningocele, extramedullary hematopoiesis, pleural tumor, pulmonary abscess, necrotizing pneumonia, mycobacterial or fungal pneumonia, cavitating neoplasm, empyema, bronchiectasis, emphysema, bronchogenic and foregut cysts, and cystic adenomatoid malformation.
MiniVax is taking a lead in a very important area and this is in fungal pneumonia.
Fungal pneumonia and severe lymphoid depletion on thymus, spleen, and bursa were diagnosed by microscopic examination.