TSUNEO HAMAMOTO, M.D.; KAZUYOSHI WATANABE, M.D.; HIDEO IKEMOTO, M.D.
To the editor: We report a patient with pulmonary aspergilloma accompanied by underlying diseases who was incurable by surgical treatment was successfully treated with intracavitary infusion of miconazole.
A 48-year-old man was referred to our hospital for recurrent hemoptysis. He had had pulmonary tuberculosis and diabetes and had undergone a left inferior lobectomy in 1965. Pulmonary aspergilloma was diagnosed by chest roentogenograms, sputum cultures, and serologic tests. Free movement of the fungus ball within the cavity was observed by computed tomography. The minimum inhibitory content of miconazole for Aspergillus fumigatus determined by dilution method with yeast morphology agar (Difco) was
HAMAMOTO T, WATANABE K, IKEMOTO H. Endobronchial Miconazole for Pulmonary Aspergilloma. Ann Intern Med. ;98:1030. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-98-6-1030_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;98(6):1030.
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