Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Due to Chronic Necrotizing Pulmonary Aspergillosis

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    • Yano Shuichi
    • Department of Pulmonary Medicine, National Hospital Organization Matsue National Hospital


This is the first case report of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) due to chronic necrotizing pulmonary aspergillosis (CNPA). This patient had pulmonary fibrosis of unknown etiology with a right upper bulla. The wall of the bulla became thicker with the surrounding lung infiltration and the patient suddenly developed severe respiratory failure. It is necessary to confirm the possibility that ARDS may occur in CNPA and that peripheral eosinophilia might forebode worsening of CNPA.<br>


  • Internal Medicine

    Internal Medicine 46(12), 889-891, 2007

    The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine

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