Progressive lung disease in a malt-worker

Thorax. 1981 Jul;36(7):552-3. doi: 10.1136/thx.36.7.552.


We described a malt-worker whose initial symptoms suggested extrinsic allergic alveolitis. The ensuing cavitating lung disease, Aspergillus fumigatus infection with mycetomata, vigorous immune response, and granulomatous liver disease are unusual features.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aspergillosis / diagnosis*
  • Aspergillus fumigatus
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases, Fungal / diagnosis*
  • Male
  • Occupational Diseases / diagnosis*