Mycobacterium xenopi infection and aspergilloma

Tubercle. 1988 Jun;69(2):139-43. doi: 10.1016/0041-3879(88)90077-3.


In 11 patients with pulmonary disease due to Mycobacterium xenopi, definite aspergilloma subsequently developed in five and probable aspergilloma in a further three. Those patients with evidence of Aspergillus infection formed a much higher proportion (73%) than in previous reports of patients with mycobacterial disease. Patients with both Mycobacterium xenopi infection and aspergilloma appear to have a poor prognosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aspergillosis / complications*
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases, Fungal / complications*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mycobacterium Infections, Nontuberculous / complications
  • Prognosis
  • Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / complications*