MICHAEL J. CHUSID, M.D.; JEFFREY A. GELFAND, M.D.; CATHY NUTTER, B.S.; ANTHONY S. FAUCI, M.D.
Increased susceptibility to infection is a hallmark of chronic granulomatous disease of childhood (1), an inherited disorder in which phagocytic cells are unable to kill certain types of ingested organisms (2). We present a case of Aspergillus fumigatus pneumonitis in a 17-year-old boy with chronic granulomatous disease, whose infection may have been acquired through inhalation of smoke from marijuana contaminated with fungi.
A 17-year-old boy was admitted to the National Institutes of Health with fever and exertional dyspnea. Two weeks before admission, he noted the onset of malaise 12 hours after smoking several pipefulls of marijuana that had been buried
CHUSID MJ, GELFAND JA, NUTTER C, FAUCI AS. Pulmonary Aspergillosis, Inhalation of Contaminated Marijuana Smoke, Chronic Granulomatous Disease. Ann Intern Med. ;82:682–683. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-82-5-682
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;82(5):682-683.
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