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Chronic cavitary pulmonary aspergillosis (CCPA), pulmonary aspergillosis, chronic lung disease, medically refractory lung disease, surgical treatment of chronic lung disease
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses | Infectious Disease | Medicine and Health Sciences | Surgery
Pulmonary Aspergillus infections are caused by the ubiquitous fungus mold when spores found in compost, dust, and plant material are inhaled. Manifestation of the disease is represented by a delicate balance between host and pathogen interactions, making Aspergillus infection more commonly observed in immunocompromised individuals. Chronic cavitary pulmonary aspergillosis (CCPA) is a subtype of pulmonary Aspergillosis associated with history of chronic or prior lung disease. Here we present the case of a non-immunocompromised 24-year-old male with a history of intermittent asthma with chronic pulmonary symptoms and finding of a lung mass on imaging. We describe the diagnostic challenge and surgical treatment of CCPA in medically refractory disease.
Sherfinski EI, Vore EJ, Cooper MH, He P.
Chronic Cavitary Pulmonary Aspergillosis: An Unusual Cause of Chronic Cough, Pleuritic Chest Pain, and Hemoptysis in a 24-Year-Old Coal Mine Worker.