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Predictors for Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis in Cancer Patients

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with a malignant disease and pneumonia for predictors of pulmonary aspergillosis as reported by Hachem et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

risk factors, selection

ICD-10:

B44.0, C80.9

Description:

Hachem et al identified clinical and radiologic predictors of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in a cancer patient. These can help identify patients who may benefit from closer monitoring and more aggressive management for pulmonary aspergillosis. The authors are from M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and the University of Carabobo in Venezuela.

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