HEINZ W. WAHNER, M.D.; NORMAN G. G. HEPPER, M.D.; HOWARD A. ANDERSEN, M.D.; LYLE A. WEED, M.D.
The recovery of aspergilli from the sputum of patients is often troublesome to the physician, for he knows that the organism may be present as a part of the saprophytic flora of the respiratory tract without causing significant disease. Yet on rare occasions it assumes a much more virulent role. In the past 2 decades since pulmonary resection and biopsy have become more common and there have been more adequate studies of resected tissues, we have encountered ante mortem several patients with significant pulmonary aspergillosis. In an effort to clarify our thinking on this problem we have reviewed our experience
WAHNER HW, HEPPER NGG, ANDERSEN HA, WEED LA. Pulmonary Aspergillosis. Ann Intern Med. ;58:472–485. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-58-3-472
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1963;58(3):472-485.
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