SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Chest Infections II
SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
INTRODUCTION: Although ubiquitous in distribution the fungus Paecilomycosis lilacinus (P lilacinus) is an extremely rare cause of human disease. It has been reported to cause skin and subcutaneous tissue infection as well as oculomycosis, cutaneous and subcutaneous infection not only in immunocompromised but also in immunocompetent hosts. The number of reported cases of lung infection with this pathogen is very scarce. We report a case of P lilacinus presenting with severe restrictive lung disease.