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A 35 year old HIV positive patient from Hong Kong presented with a fever, cough and a skin rash in association with a lung mass, all of which were due to disseminated Penicillium marneffei infection. He made a good response to antifungal therapy. The lung mass is a previously undescribed pulmonary manifestation of disseminated Penicillium marneffei infection. Infections with this fungus should be suspected in any patient with HIV and respiratory symptoms who has visited southeast Asia.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Thorax

Publication Date

10/1998

Volume

53

Pages

905 - 906

Keywords

AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections, Adult, Forearm, Humans, Lung, Lung Diseases, Fungal, Male, Penicillium, Radiography, Skin