Pulmonary pseudallescheriasis in a patient with healed tuberculosis

Mycopathologia. 2004 Oct;158(3):289-91. doi: 10.1007/s11046-004-2224-7.


Pulmonary pseudallescheriasis in an immunocompetent patient without a pre-existing cavity or cyst is a rare phenomenon. We report a case of invasive pulmonary pseudallescheriasis in a lobectomised patient treated for tuberculosis. Filamentous fungi with pyriform conidia were seen in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid . The fungus was identified as Pseudallescheria boydii on culture.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anterior Temporal Lobectomy / adverse effects
  • Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid / microbiology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mucormycosis / microbiology*
  • Pneumonia / drug therapy
  • Pneumonia / microbiology
  • Pseudallescheria / drug effects
  • Pseudallescheria / isolation & purification*
  • Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / complications*
  • Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / surgery