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Pancoast's syndrome associated with invasive aspergillosis



Pancoast's syndrome associated with invasive aspergillosis



Thorax 41(2): 156-157



A case in a 34-yr-old woman receiving induction chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukaemia is reported. Increasingly severe pain of the left scapula, which radiated along the medial aspect of the left upper arm, developed. A chest radiograph showed an opacity at the left apex. Histological examination of a biopsy specimen revealed numerous fungal hyphae identified as Aspergillus sp. Treatment with intravenous amphotericin B was started and after 1 week of treatment she was afebrile.

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DOI: 10.1136/thx.41.2.156



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