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Fatal aspergillosis associated with smoking contaminated marijuana, in a marrow transplant recipient


Chest 94(2): 432-433
Fatal aspergillosis associated with smoking contaminated marijuana, in a marrow transplant recipient
A case is reported in a 34-yr-old man who presented after suffering 2 tonoclonic seizures 75 d after a bone marrow transplant. A brain CT scan revealed 2 parietal nodules and a chest roentgenogram showed multiple nodules. Aspergillus fumigatus was cultured from a lung biopsy and bronchial lavage fluid. Further history revealed the patient had been smoking marijuana for several weeks prior to admission. Culture of this marijuana yielded A. fumigatus.

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Accession: 001834747

PMID: 3293934

DOI: 10.1378/chest.94.2.432



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