B. GERSTL; WILLIAM H. WEIDMAN, F.A.C.P.; ABBOTT V. NEWMANN
A variety of symptoms and roentgenographic changes have been reported as indicative of pulmonary aspergillosis. This suggests that there may be considerable variation in the individual response of the host to the invading microörganism. Cases of primary and uncomplicated pulmonary aspergillosis have been described which by their course and roentgen-ray appearance simulated tuberculosis1, 2 whereas others behaved like an acute lobar pneumonia.3
In the two cases to be reported an aspergillus was the sole or predominant infective agent. Symptomatically and in roentgen-ray appearance, however, these cases differ markedly. This emphasizes the dissimilarity of signs one may encounter in this disease.
GERSTL B, WEIDMAN WH, NEWMANN AV. PULMONARY ASPERGILLOSIS: REPORT OF TWO CASES1. Ann Intern Med. 1948;28:662–671. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-28-3-662
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1948;28(3):662-671.
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