Aspergilloma complicating previous COVID-19 pneumonitis - a Case Report

Gry Banke, Peter Kjeldgaard, Saher Burhan Shaker, Pradeesh Sivapalan, Jacob Søholm, Dennis Back Holmgaard, Karen Marie Thyssen Astvad, Jette Bangsborg, Michael Brun Andersen, Barbara Bonnesen*

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Abstract

Aspergillomas are found in pre-existing cavities in pulmonary parenchyma. To the best of our knowledge, aspergilloma has not previously been reported in COVID-19-associated pulmonary architecture distortion combined with barotrauma from invasive mechanical ventilation therapy. We present a case of a 67-year-old woman, who suffered from severe COVID-19 in the summer of 2020 with no suspicion of infection with Aspergillus in the acute phase. Ten months after discharge from her COVID-related admission, she developed bilateral aspergillomas diagnosed by image diagnostics, bronchoscopy, and blood samples, and she now receives antifungal therapy. We would like to raise awareness on aspergilloma in post-COVID-19 patients, since it is an expected long-term complication to COVID-19 patients with pulmonary architectural distortion.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Sider (fra-til)397-403
Antal sider7
TidsskriftActa pathologica et microbiologica Scandinavica
Vol/bind130
Udgave nummer7
Tidlig onlinedato21 apr. 2022
DOI
StatusUdgivet - jul. 2022

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