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

Paecilomycosis Lilacinus Infection of the Immunocompromised Host

Biplab Saha, MD; Himani Sharma, MD; Kristin Fless, MD; Paul Yodice, MD; Fariborz Rezai, MD; Nirav Mistry, MD; Vagram Ovnanian, MD
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Saint Barnabas Medical Center, West Orange, NJ


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


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):189A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.198
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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.

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