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,
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PUERINGER RJ, IBER C, DEIKE MA, DAVIES SF. Spontaneous Remission of Extensive Pulmonary Sporotrichosis. Ann Intern Med. 1986;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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