RICHARD E. TRAVIS, M.D.; ELIZABETH W. ULRICH; SAMUEL PHILLIPS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Certain fungus infections are usually found in association with other primary diseases. The most common of these are moniliasis, aspergillosis, and mucormycosis. According to Zimmerman,1 three factors may be responsible for the occurrence of these infections: a general state of increased susceptibility due to the primary disease; a local lesion, usually in the lungs or gastrointestinal tract, which the fungus can use as a portal of entry; and an ecologic disturbance, brought about by various antibiotics, the corticosteroids, and perhaps other drugs used in the treatment of the primary disease or its complications.
Our case appears to be a good
TRAVIS RE, ULRICH EW, PHILLIPS S. PULMONARY ALLESCHERIASIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;54:141–152. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-54-1-141
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(1):141-152.
Infectious Disease, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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