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Tracheoesophageal Fistula in an HIV-1-Positive Man Due to Dual Infection of Candida albicans and Cytomegalovirus

Stefano Rusconi; Luca Meroni; Massimo Galli
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From the Clinica delle Malattie Infettive, Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Ospedale "Luigi Sacco," Milan, Italy


1993, by the American College of Chest Physicians


Chest. 1994;106(1):284-285. doi:10.1378/chest.106.1.284
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Abstract

We report a 35-year-old HIV-1-positive man who presented with severe dyspnea and a nonproductive cough. Three fiberoptic bronchoscopic examination revealed an infiltrating and vegetating tracheal mass that was diagnosed as necrotizing candidiasis of the trachea. The lesion resulted in the formation of a tracheoesophageal fistula that eventually led to the death of the patient. Postmortem examination showed cytomegalovirus vasculitis in the esophageal wall.


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