ROBERT J. PUERINGER, M.D.; CONRAD IBER, M.D.; MARCIA A. DEIKE, B.S., M.T.; SCOTT F. DAVIES, M.D.
Pulmonary Sporotrichosis is a chronic progressive disease that requires systemic antifungal therapy or surgical resection for treatment. We report the case of a patient with extensive cavitary pulmonary sporotrichosis who had a spontaneous remission.
A 23-year-old man with chronic alcohol abuse and type I diabetes mellitus was admitted to Hennepin County Medical Center in May 1984 with a 2-month history of chronic cough intermittently productive of bloody sputum. There was also a 2-day history of fever. The patient's diabetes had not been well-controlled, and he had lost 45 kg since 1982. The patient had no history of exposure to tuberculosis,
PUERINGER RJ, IBER C, DEIKE MA, DAVIES SF. Spontaneous Remission of Extensive Pulmonary Sporotrichosis. Ann Intern Med. ;104:366–367. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-104-3-366
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;104(3):366-367.
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