YEN-JEN FUH, M.D.
To the editor: The article, "Aspergillosis in Four Renal Transplant Recipients" (J. R. Burton and others, Ann Intern Med 77:383-388, 1972) emphasized again the opportunistic infection of Aspergillus fumigatus in an immune-incompetent patient. The method of early diagnosis of the invasive aspergillosis suggested by the authors is exciting and important. But a statement in the paper regarding the skin test and serological study of aspergillosis might cause confusion and needs further clarification.
From the clinical and immunological point of view, there are two types of clinical presentation of aspergillus infection, at least in pulmonary aspergillosis; one is that of pulmonary
FUH Y. Aspergillosis. Ann Intern Med. ;78:304. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-2-304_1
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