Aspergillus fumigatus may affect immunocompromised lung transplant patients in many ways. We report a new pulmonary manifestation of A fumigatus in 3 patients who underwent bilateral lung transplantation. All 3 subjects developed rapid decreases in pulmonary function and were found to have large central airways obstruction with thick plugs of mucus, heavily laden with Aspergillus species. All 3 patients presented with atypical features of Aspergillus infection, but all responded to treatments with either steroids, anti-fungals or both.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine