Lung scedosporiosis: a differential diagnosis of aspergillosis

Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2002 May;21(5):938-9. doi: 10.1016/s1010-7940(02)00068-4.


Lung scedosporiosis is an opportunistic fungus in humans that rarely affects the lung. It may give clinical presentations that are similar to aspergillosis. However, it must be detected because of its frequent resistance to medical treatment. Two cases of pulmonary scedosporiosis that were surgically treated are reported herein.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aspergillosis / diagnosis*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases, Fungal / diagnosis*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mycetoma / diagnosis*
  • Scedosporium / isolation & purification*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed