Aspergillus fumigatus infection of the lung in cystic fibrosis (author's transl)

Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift
F StaibJ A Müller

Abstract

In an 8-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis Aspergillus fumigatus infection of the lung was diagnosed. Pot-plant soil as reservior of Aspergillus fumigatus was shown to be the source of inhalable Aspergillus fumigatus units within the clinic. Cystic fibrosis mucus of the patient acted as nutritive substrate for Aspergillus fumigatus. Consequent exclusion of pot plants in housing and hospital rooms is considered necessary for prevention of Aspergillus fumigatus infection in patients with cystic fibrosis.

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Aspergillosis, Allergic Bronchopulmonary
Aspergillus fumigatus
Pulmonary Cystic Fibrosis
Humus

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