Pulmonary mycetoma by Scedosporium sp, report of two cases

Authors

  • José G. Somocurcio Hospital Nacional Hipólito unanue. Lima, Perú. Médico.
  • Alfredo Sotomayor Hospital Nacional Hipólito unanue. Lima, Perú. Médico.
  • Gamero Álvarez Hospital Nacional Hipólito unanue. Lima, Perú. Médico.
  • Vilma Acurio Hospital Nacional Hipólito unanue. Lima, Perú. Biólogo.
  • José Casquero Centro Nacional de Salud Pública, Instituto Nacional de Salud. Lima, Perú. Biólogo.
  • Teresa Luna Hospital Nacional Hipólito unanue. Lima, Perú. Médico.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2009.263.1393

Keywords:

Scedosporium, Lung diseases, fungal, Case report

Abstract

We report the two first cases of pulmonary mycetoma by Scedosporium sp. in Peru who underwent surgery in the Hipolito unanue National Hospital. Pulmonary resection was made as therapy of pulmonary mycetoma, and samples were sent for microbiological cultures and pathologic examination. Scedosporium fungus was identified in two patients with post- TB cavitary sequelae who presented cough and hemoptysis, with two months and three years of evolution respectively. chest X ray showed cavitaries occupied by ¨fungus ball¨. Pathologic examination showed hifae not distinguishable from Aspergillus.sp.and the test for aspergillum inmunodiffusion was negative.

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Published

2009-09-30

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Section

Case Report

How to Cite

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Somocurcio JG, Sotomayor A, Álvarez G, Acurio V, Casquero J, Luna T. Pulmonary mycetoma by Scedosporium sp, report of two cases. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2009 Sep. 30 [cited 2024 Jun. 22];26(3). Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/1393