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Disorders of the Mediastinum: Pleura and Chest Wall |

Empyema Thoracis: A Rare Complication of Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis

Atulya Atreja, DM; Puneet Perhar, MD
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MMIMSR, Karnal, India


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(4_S):A223. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.231
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SESSION TITLE: Pleura and Chest Wall

SESSION TYPE: Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

INTRODUCTION: Aspergillus species is one of the most common causes of fungal infection of the lungs.1 Three distinctive pattern of Aspergillus related lung diseases are recognized: saprophytic infestation of airways eg. Aspergilloma; allergic manifestations such as extrinsic allergic alveolitis, ABPA and tissue invasive disease called invasive aspergillosis.2 The Aspergillus empyema is a rare clinical entity and not included in classification of Aspergillus related lung disease.

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