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Chest Infections: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Chest Infections I |

The Mistaken Sentinel: Atypical Aspergillus-Associated Hemoptysis

Becky Lou, MD; Benjamin Verplanke, MD; Angela Love, MD; Michael Bergman, MD; Samuel Acquah, MD
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Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York, NY


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


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):175A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.184
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SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Chest Infections I

SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: Massive hemoptysis is an entity with high mortality and need for rapid recognition of underlying etiology. Aspergillus infection, more specifically, aspergilloma, is a common cause of massive hemoptysis. However, chronic aspergillus-associated pulmonary artery aneurysms (PAA) are less documented as etiologies of hemoptysis. Prompt understanding of the underlying pathology and rapid intervention with angiography is of paramount importance in the reduction of mortality.

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