Table 1

Clinical characteristics of proven IA patients

Patient

Age (years)

sex

underlying disease

Immunosuppressant agents

Infected site

Patients outcome

Culture sample and result

Histo evidence


1

30

Female

systemic lupus eythematosus,

lupus nephritis

Methylprednisolone

lung

Alive

Sputum,

A. fumigatus

Percutaneous lung biopsy

2

39

Male

Shock, previously healthy

None

lung

Alive

BAL,

A. fumigatus

Transbronchial biopsy

3

62

Male

DM, HP

None

lung

Dead

Sputum,

A. fumigatus

Percutaneous lung biopsy + autopsy

4

44

Male

near-drowning

None

lung

Alive

BAL,

A. fumigatus

Transbronchial biopsy

5

56

Female

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Methylprednisolone

lung

Alive

BAL,

A. fumigatus

Transbronchial biopsy

6

65

Male

renal transplantation

Prednisone, mycophenolate

lung

Alive

BAL,

A. fumigatus

Transbronchial biopsy


Abbreviations: BAL = bronchoalveolar lavage

Shi et al. BMC Microbiology 2012 12:11   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-12-11

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