December 2007
Reactions Weekly;12/1/2007, Issue 1180, p13
Case Study
The article describes the case of three chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients who developed pulmonary aspergillosis caused by Aspergillus terreus during treatment with deflazacort and methylprednisolone or methylprednisolone alone. The first patient was hospitalized d with dyspnoea, cough and febricula and received levofloxacin and deflazacort 30 mg/day. The second patient had worsened cough, expectoration and dyspnoea, while the third patient was admitted with upper-right lobular pneumonia.


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