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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 46-50

Pleuropulmonary aspergillosis in an immunocompetent patient presenting as pleural-based peripheral lung mass: A sporadic occurrence

1 Department of Respiratory Medicine, Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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P Amal Johnson
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/japt.japt_32_21

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The importance of knowledge about pulmonary aspergillosis has increased immensely in the era of COVID-19 as a significant number of post-COVID patients develop lung infection with aspergillosis, an entity called COVID-associated pulmonary aspergillosis producing increasing morbidity and mortality. In this case report, we describe an immunocompetent elderly man presenting with a peripheral lung mass, suspected to have lung malignancy which turned out later to be pleuropulmonary aspergillosis.

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