Multiple lung abscesses due to Ochroconis gallopavum, a dematiaceous fungus, in a nonimmunocompromised wood pulp worker

J. A. Odell, S. Alvarez, D. G. Cvitkovich, Denis Cortese, B. L. McComb

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Abstract

An occurrence of multiple chronic lung abscesses managed by lobectomy is described. These abscesses were present for 13 years in the patient, a nonimmunocompromised wood pulp worker. The patient had hemoptysis at presentation. The organism isolated was Ochroconis gallopavum, a dematiaceous fungus known to cause disease in immunocompromised patients and epidemic encephalitis in poultry. The fungus is typically found in warm environments and in decaying compost; for this reason, we postulate that his illness was occupationally acquired.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1503-1505
Number of pages3
JournalChest
Volume118
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Dematiaceous fungi
  • Lung
  • Occupational disease
  • Phaeohyphomycosis
  • Pulmonary surgery
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Odell, J. A., Alvarez, S., Cvitkovich, D. G., Cortese, D., & McComb, B. L. (2000). Multiple lung abscesses due to Ochroconis gallopavum, a dematiaceous fungus, in a nonimmunocompromised wood pulp worker. Chest, 118(5), 1503-1505.

Multiple lung abscesses due to Ochroconis gallopavum, a dematiaceous fungus, in a nonimmunocompromised wood pulp worker. / Odell, J. A.; Alvarez, S.; Cvitkovich, D. G.; Cortese, Denis; McComb, B. L.

In: Chest, Vol. 118, No. 5, 2000, p. 1503-1505.

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Odell, JA, Alvarez, S, Cvitkovich, DG, Cortese, D & McComb, BL 2000, 'Multiple lung abscesses due to Ochroconis gallopavum, a dematiaceous fungus, in a nonimmunocompromised wood pulp worker', Chest, vol. 118, no. 5, pp. 1503-1505.
Odell, J. A. ; Alvarez, S. ; Cvitkovich, D. G. ; Cortese, Denis ; McComb, B. L. / Multiple lung abscesses due to Ochroconis gallopavum, a dematiaceous fungus, in a nonimmunocompromised wood pulp worker. In: Chest. 2000 ; Vol. 118, No. 5. pp. 1503-1505.
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