Formação de uma aspergilloma em sarcoidose com cavitação

Translated title of the contribution: Aspergilloma formation in cavitary sarcoidosis

Chandramani Panjabi, Sandeep Sahay, Ashok Shah

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Pulmonary cavitation is rather uncommon in patients with sarcoidosis, and aspergilloma is even more uncommon in such cases. Here, we present the case of a 63-year-old female patient with cavitary lung disease who had been under treatment for TB for 9 months. A diagnosis of pulmonary sarcoidosis was established based on the fiberoptic bronchoscopy finding of noncaseating granuloma. Treatment with corticosteroids led to a dramatic improvement in symptoms. While under treatment for sarcoidosis, the patient developed an aspergilloma. She presented immediate skin test reactivity to Aspergillus fumigatus, as well as positivity for A. fumigatus serum precipitins. This is the first reported case of aspergilloma formation in a patient with cavitary sarcoidosis in India.

Translated title of the contributionAspergilloma formation in cavitary sarcoidosis
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)480-483
Number of pages4
JournalJornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2009


  • Aspergillosis
  • Medical records
  • Sarcoidosis, pulmonary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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