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Airway obstruction caused by Aspergillus tracheobronchitis in an immunocompromised patient

HALL, JESSE MD; HEIMANN, PRISCILLA MD; COSTAS, CHRIS MD

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Aspergillosis in the immunocompromised patient most often manifests as necrotizing bronchopneumonia or hemorrhagic pulmonary infarction (1). We describe a patient with predominant airway involvement and discuss the clinical and prognostic significance of this entity.

From the Departments of Medicine and Pathology, The Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics, Chicago, IL.

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