Lung abscess due to aspergillus lentulus and pseudomonas aeruginosa in a patient with granulomatosis with polyangiitis: Case and review of the literature

Valeria Ilieva, Elaine Thomas, Carla Walraven, Deanna A. Sutton, Nathan Wiederhold, Samuel A. Lee

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Abstract

Aspergillus lentulus has been recognized within Aspergillus section Fumigati as a phenotypically similar but genetically distinct species, displaying reduced susceptibility to antifungal agents. It has been described as a cause of invasive aspergillosis in patients who underwent hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, solid organ transplant recipients, those on prolonged corticosteroid therapy, or in patients with structural lung disease including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. We report a case of successful treatment of probable invasive pulmonary aspergillosis due to A. lentulus and polymicrobial infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa in a patient with relapsing granulomatosis with polyangiitis and recent high-dose steroid therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-105
Number of pages6
JournalInfectious Diseases in Clinical Practice
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Aspergillus lentulus
  • Invasive fungal infection
  • Lung abscess

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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