Long fever as manifestation of pulmonary aspergilloma in a patient with tuberculosis antecedent

Authors

  • Leonidas Carrillo-Ñañez Hospital Nacional Arzobispo Loayza, Ministerio de Salud. Lima, Perú. Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. Medico internista.
  • Carlos Canelo-Aybar Hospital Nacional Arzobispo Loayza, Ministerio de Salud. Lima, Perú. Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. Médico residente de medicina interna.
  • José Cuadra-Urtega Hospital Nacional Arzobispo Loayza, Ministerio de Salud. Lima, Perú. Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. Médico residente de medicina interna.
  • Cinthya Zegarra-del Álamo Hospital Nacional Arzobispo Loayza, Ministerio de Salud. Lima, Perú. Facultad de Medicina, Universidad San Martín de Porres. Lima, Perú. Interna de medicina.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2008.251.1248

Keywords:

Aspergillus, Fungal lung diseases, Fever, Tuberculosis

Abstract

We report the case of a 50-year-old male with antecedent of pulmonary tuberculosis who presents with fever syndrome for 66 days, without cough, hemoptisis or thoracic pain. The presence of fever and general symptoms (dyspnea, loss of weight) has been associated with less than 7 % of cases of pulmonary aspergilloma, and the long fever syndrome as the only way of presentation has not been described adequately before. Therefore, this case constitutes a form of infrequent presentation of pulmonary aspergiloma. An upper right lobectomy was practiced as definitive treatment with remission of the fever.

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Published

2008-03-31

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Case Report

How to Cite

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Carrillo-Ñañez L, Canelo-Aybar C, Cuadra-Urtega J, Zegarra-del Álamo C. Long fever as manifestation of pulmonary aspergilloma in a patient with tuberculosis antecedent. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2008 Mar. 31 [cited 2024 May 18];25(1). Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/1248