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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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Aspergillomas are found in preexisting 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.

PATIENT: We present a case of a 67-year-old woman, who suffered from severe COVID-19 in the summer of 2020 without any 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 anti-fungal therapy.

INTERPRETATION: 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
TidsskriftActa pathologica et microbiologica Scandinavica
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StatusUdgivet, E-publikation før trykning - 21 apr. 2022

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