Invasive Aspergillus tracheobronchitis in a patient with hairy cell leukemia and previous Plasmodium falciparum infection

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2019.1055

Authors

  • Elvira-Markella Antonogiannaki Department of Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital of Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
  • Athanasia Proklou Department of Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital of Heraklion Crete, Greece.
  • Dimitrios Tamiolakis Department of Pathology-Cytopathology, University Hospital of Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
  • Evangelia Vassalou Department of Radiology, General Hospital of Sitia, Crete, Greece.
  • Eumorfia Kondili | konde@med.uoc.gr Department of Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital of Heraklion, Crete, Greece.

Abstract

Invasive Aspergillus tracheobronchitis is a relatively rare form of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis characterized by invasion of the tracheobronchial tree by Aspergillus spp. Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis is predominantly detected in severely immunocompromised patients. Notably however, pulmonary and tracheobronchial cases of invasive aspergillosis have also been reported, particularly in the context of severe malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum. Herein, we present a case of invasive Aspergillus tracheobronchitis in a patient with hairy cell leukemia and previous Plasmodium falciparum infection.

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Published
2019-05-20
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Pneumology - Case Reports
Keywords:
Invasive Aspergillus tracheobronchitis, malaria
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Antonogiannaki, Elvira-Markella, Athanasia Proklou, Dimitrios Tamiolakis, Evangelia Vassalou, and Eumorfia Kondili. 2019. “Invasive Aspergillus Tracheobronchitis in a Patient With Hairy Cell Leukemia and Previous Plasmodium Falciparum Infection”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 89 (2). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2019.1055.