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Invasive Tracheobronchial Aspergillosis : Case Reports and a Literature Review
Jae-Ki Choi, Jin-Hee No, Bo-Hee Lee, Jae-Seung Yun, Si-Hyun Kim, Jae-Cheol Kwon, Ji-Hyung Hong, Guk-Jin Lee, Sun Hee Park, Su-Mi Choi, Dong-Gun Lee, Jung-Hyun Choi, and Jin-Hong Yoo
Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
Vol.43 Num.1 (p76~81)
Invasive tracheobronchial aspergillosis (iTBA) is an uncommon clinical manifestation of invasive aspergillosis and this is usually limited to the large airways. Its pathophysiology and clinical features are obscure, but some fatal cases of iTBA in immunocompetent patients have also been reported. We describe 4 cases of iTBA in the patients with hematologic malignancies, that was early diagnosed by bronchoscopy, a computed tomography and successfully treated by proper antifungal treatment. And we also review the cases of iTBA reported in Korea.
Keywords : Aspergillosis, Trachea, Bronchi, Korea