Pulmonary Schizophyllum commune infection developing mucoid impaction of the bronchi

Yale J Biol Med. 2007 Sep;80(3):105-11.


A 54-year-old woman was admitted for cough, sputum, and an abnormal chest X-ray shadow. Bronchoscopy showed mucoid impaction of the bronchi (MIB). Histopathologic evidence of mucous plugs was consistent with one component of allergic bronchopulmonary mycosis. Schizophyllum commune (S. commune) was identified. Two attempts at removal of the mucous plugs were unsuccessful. Itraconazole was then administered, and the mucous plugs disappeared. There are few reports of MIB due to S. commune; we herein report a case of MIB due to S. commune infection.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Bronchi / pathology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases, Fungal / microbiology
  • Lung Diseases, Fungal / pathology*
  • Middle Aged
  • Mucus*
  • Schizophyllum / isolation & purification*