Sep 1, 1977

Pulmonary phycomycetoma in a patient with diabetes mellitus

The American Review of Respiratory Disease
M S CohenJ G Weg


Phycomycetes are ubiquitous saprophytic fungi sharing with other fungi a propensity for invasion and disease production in immunologically compromised hosts. Diabetes mellitus, in particular diabetic ketoacidosis, is a common clinical setting for phycomycosis. A pulmonary phycomycetoma was diagnosed in a diabetic patient from material obtained by bronchial brushing was treated successfully with a combination of surgery and amphotericin B.

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Filamentous fungus
Lung Diseases
Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Lung Diseases, Fungal
Diabetes Mellitus
Complications of Diabetes Mellitus

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