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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 32-34

Complex aspergilloma presenting as chronic dry cough: An unusual finding

Department of Respiratory Medicine, Institute of Respiratory Diseases, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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Aashish Kumar Singh
A13 B, Ram Marg, Vijay Path, Tilak Nagar, Jaipur - 302 004, Rajasthan
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-6691.187566

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The most common symptom of aspergilloma is hemoptysis. Dry cough is a rare symptom of aspergilloma. It is estimated that 10-20% of tubercular-healed cavities are colonized by fungus. The case report discusses persistent dry cough in a 30-year-old male. Radiograph of the chest revealed left upper zone infiltrates while contrast-enhanced computed tomography of the chest revealed classical Monad sign suggestive of aspergilloma. Diagnosis was confirmed by anti-Aspergillus antibodies (100 IU/ml) and growth of Aspergillus fumigatus in sputum fungal culture.

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