Pathogen invasion of the lungs might induce pneumonia and pulmonary cavity
, causing the rapid development of sepsis.
She remained ill through late July, when radiography revealed a pulmonary cavity
and her sputum smear had numerous AFB.
A single pulmonary cavity
containing a fungal ball, supported by serologic or microbiologic evidence of infection with Aspergillus species in patients who are not immunocompromised and are asymptomatic or have only minor symptoms and no radiographic evidence of progression for at least 3 months.
DISCUSSION: Fritz Valdemar Rasmussen, a Danish physician, who first described the rasmussen's aneurysm as a pulmonary vessel passing through the wall of a tuberculous pulmonary cavity
with an aneurysmal dilatation of this vessel into the cavity.
The pulmonary cavity
reduced in size on serial CTs and he was discharged home.
The operation has two steps: (i) removal of the germinative layer; and (ii) management of the residual pulmonary cavity
Abstract: Rupture of a coccidioidal pulmonary cavity with subsequent pyopneumothorax is a rare clinical event, even in areas endemic for coccidioidomycosis.
Key Words: Coccidioidomycosis, empyema, pulmonary cavity, pyopneumothorax