Case Report

Chronic Hemoptysis: An Unusual Manifestation of Fungal Sinusitis

Authors: RICHARD A. FIERO MD, MARITZA GROTH MD, ADAM HUREWITZ MD, MAX APRIL MD, MARGARET NUOVO MD

Abstract

ABSTRACT: A woman with chronic hemoptysis as her only complaint had extensive testing and did not respond to antibiotic therapy. Radiologic examination of the sinuses identified a mass which, on surgical exploration, was found to be the result of a fungus, Pseudallescheria boydii. Although this fungus is known to be a cause of epistaxis, this is the first instance in which it has been reported to cause hemoptysis.

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