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A Rare Case of Fatal Endobronchial Mucormycosis Masquerading as Endobronchial Tuberculosis

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Division of Pulmonology, Department of Internal Medicine, Inha University Hospital, Inha University School of Medicine, Incheon 22332, Korea
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Department of Pathology, Inha University Hospital, Inha University School of Medicine, Incheon 22332, Korea
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Medicina 2020, 56(2), 64; https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina56020064
Received: 6 January 2020 / Revised: 22 January 2020 / Accepted: 2 February 2020 / Published: 6 February 2020
Pulmonary mucormycosis is a relatively rare but often fatal opportunistic fungal infection that occurs mostly in immunocompromised patients. Endobronchial mucormycosis, a distinct clinical form of pulmonary mucormycosis, is very rare, and only a few cases have been reported. The most common bronchoscopic findings in patients with endobronchial mucormycosis are stenosis, erythematous mucosa and airway obstruction. Here, we present a case of fatal endobronchial mucormycosis mimicking actively caseating endobronchial tuberculosis in a young diabetic patient living in a country with an intermediate tuberculosis burden. View Full-Text
Keywords: endobronchial mucormycosis; endobronchial tuberculosis; fungal infection; diabetes mellitus endobronchial mucormycosis; endobronchial tuberculosis; fungal infection; diabetes mellitus
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Kim, M.; Lim, J.H.; Park, M.; Cha, H.K.; Kim, L.; Nam, H.-S. A Rare Case of Fatal Endobronchial Mucormycosis Masquerading as Endobronchial Tuberculosis. Medicina 2020, 56, 64.

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