Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Infection Predisposing to Chronic Cavitary Pulmonary Aspergillosis
Aventura Hospital and Medical Center
chest tube, aspergillosis, chronic cavitary pulmonary aspergillosis, atypical mycobacteria, mycobacterium avium intracellulare, pigtail catheter, mediport, nontuberculous mycobacteria
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses | Infectious Disease | Integrative Medicine
Aspergillus is a large group of spore-forming fungi in the phylum Ascomycota. Aspergillus infections more frequently occur in individuals with pre-existing lung conditions such as cystic fibrosis and asthma and immunosuppressed individuals, and less frequently in the immunocompetent population. Pulmonary aspergillosis can be subdivided into three categories: allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, chronic pulmonary aspergillosis, and invasive pulmonary aspergillosis. We present a rare case of a 57-year-old male with a previously known diagnosis of pancreatic adenocarcinoma on chemotherapy who was found to have a co-infection of the respiratory tract by Aspergillus flavus and Mycobacterium avium intracellulare.
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Vera Nieves B, Lindblad G, Carmel B, et al. Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Infection Predisposing to Chronic Cavitary Pulmonary Aspergillosis. Cureus. 2021;13(7):e16418. doi:10.7759/cureus.16418