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The Korean Journal of Pathology 1985;19(3): 325-331.
11 Cases of Aspergillosis.
Ho Won Hwang, Jang Shin Sohn, Chae Hong Suh
1Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Chosen University, Kwangju, Korea.
2Department of Pathology, Kwang Ju Christian Hospital, Kwangju, Korea.
Genus of aspergilli are ubiquitous saprophytic molds in nature, which are recognized about 700 species, at least eight are pathologic for human. Pulmonary aspergillosis is rare disease, most frequent presenting as secondary invasion, and aspergillosis of the nasal cavity is the most common sites of the extrapulmonary aspergillosis. Predisposing factors for pulmonary aspergillosis are chronic lung disease, tuberculosis, antibiotics, cytotoxins and neoplasia, hematologic disorders, and histoplasmosis etc. Authors have experienced 10 cases of pulmonary aspergillosis and a case of aspergillosis of nasal cavity in Dept. of Pathol. Chosun univ. hospital and christian hospital from Feb. 1981 to July 1984. Patient of pulmonary aspergillosis are received surgical resection and survived well without complications.
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