Aspergillus fumigatus Isolated from Blood Samples of a Patient with Pulmonary Aspergilloma after Embolization

Masafumi SEKI, Shigefumi MAESAKI, Kohji HASHIGUCHI, Yumiko TOMIYAMA, Kazunori TOMONO, Takayoshi TASHIRO, Shigeru KOHNO
2000 Internal medicine (Tokyo. 1992)  
Aspergillus DNAwas detected by PCR in the serum sample of a 78-year-old man and galactomannan antigen ofAspergillus by sandwich ELISA was found. However, the infiltrative hyphae were not detected by the histopathologic examination of the lung. He developed hemoptysis, which required embolization of bronchial arteries. Aspergillus fumigatus was isolated from blood samples after embolization by the lysis centrifugation method. To our knowledge, this is probably the first case in which Aspergillus
more » ... n which Aspergillus spp. has been isolated from the systemic circulatory blood in a patient with pulmonary aspergilloma after embolization.
doi:10.2169/internalmedicine.39.188 fatcat:2junu4fkf5a5lhwoz6qeibmwrm