ISRAEL STEINBERG, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Reports of fatal fungus infection following antibiotic and hormonal (ACTH and cortisone) therapy are continuing to appear in the literature. This is due in part to improved cultural and animal inoculation and histopathologic technics, increasing interest in fungi, and to the greater incidence and virulence of the fungi because of extensive antibiotic and hormonal therapy.1-5 Zimmerman1 has emphasized also the tendency of certain disseminated fungus infections to become associated with such primary disease as aplastic anemia, the lymphomata, leukemia, diabetes, tuberculosis and cancer.
In 1952 the first instance was reported of fungus infection causing lung abscesses in a patient with
STEINBERG I. FATAL FUNGUS INFECTION IN SARCOIDOSIS: REPORT OF TWO CASES TREATED WITH ANTIBIOTICS AND CORTISONE*. Ann Intern Med. 1958;48:1359–1372. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-48-6-1359
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