Pulmonary oxalosis caused by Aspergillus niger

Am Rev Respir Dis. 1984 Mar;129(3):501-2. doi: 10.1164/arrd.1984.129.3.501.


A case report involving a pleuropulmonary mixed bacterial infection in association with Aspergillus niger is described. The patient responded to a combination of antibiotics, aerosolized and intravenously administered amphotericin B, and surgery. Aspergillus niger appeared to be a secondary invader and caused lung damage by the production of oxalic acid.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aspergillosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Aspergillosis / microbiology*
  • Aspergillosis / pathology
  • Aspergillus niger / metabolism
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases, Fungal / diagnostic imaging
  • Lung Diseases, Fungal / microbiology*
  • Lung Diseases, Fungal / pathology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Oxalates / metabolism*
  • Radiography


  • Oxalates