Chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA) is predominantly found alongside cavitating or bullous lung diseases. Although pulmonary embolism may cause cavitation, an association with CPA has not been well described. We describe a case of CPA in a 79-year-old female following bilateral pulmonary emboli. The clinical implications are numerous, including the dilemma of anticoagulation. This link suggests that a lower threshold for suspecting CPA following pulmonary embolus is required, even in the absence of other respiratory disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-22
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Mycology Case Reports
Early online date9 Nov 2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2019


  • Aspergillosis
  • Chronic
  • Embolism
  • Pulmonary


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