GADIEL M. SMITH, M.D.; ROBERT N. ARMEN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
That serious pulmonary infections may and can be caused by various fungi has been well known for many years. Certain of these mycotic infections, such as coccidioidomycosis, histoplasmosis, actinomycosis, blastomycosis and cryptococcosis, have attracted more attention because their causative organisms are infinitely more often pathogenic. On the contrary, the monilia, which are natural saprophytes and normal inhabitants of the mouth, throat and respiratory passages, are only potentially and occasionally pathogenic to the host,1, 2, 3 and therefore their exact etiologic relationship in any disease is not easy to establish. Actually, there are writers who seriously doubt that moniliasis of the
SMITH GM, ARMEN RN. PULMONARY MONILIASIS TREATED BY BRILLIANT GREEN AEROSOL: REPORT OF A CASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;43:1302–1309. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-43-6-1302
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;43(6):1302-1309.
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