• A 59-year-old man in previously good health had acute, progressive bronchopneumonia and died after a three-week course of illness, despite treatment with various antibiotics. Serologic, microbiologic, and histologic findings indicated infection with both Chlamydia psittaci and Aspergillus fumigatus. Disseminated, invasive aspergillosis sometimes is a complication of chronic respiratory disease, malignancy, or other deficiency of host defenses, but to our knowledge, this is the first report of psittacosis as a coincidental, probably predisposing disease.
(Arch Intern Med 140:697-698, 1980)
Emmons RW, Able ME, Tenenberg DJ, Schachter J. Fatal Pulmonary Psittacosis and Aspergillosis: Case Report of Dual Infection. Arch Intern Med. 1980;140(5):697–698. doi:10.1001/archinte.1980.00330170113033
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