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CASE REPORT
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 95-97

Progressive increase in cavitation with the evolution of fungus ball: A clue to the diagnosis of chronic necrotizing pulmonary aspergillosis


Department of Pulmonary Medicine, King George's Medical University, Lucknow - 226 003, UP, India

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R Prasad
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, King George's Medical University, Lucknow - 226 003, UP
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-2113.53235

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Chronic necrotizing pulmonary aspergillosis (CNPA) is an uncommon pulmonary infection seen in the patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchiectasis, pneumoconiosis, diabetes mellitus, alcoholism, poor nutrition or low dose corticosteroid therapy. Here, we are presenting a case of CNPA with diabetes mellitus that was misdiagnosed as pulmonary tuberculosis.


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