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Fever in aspergillus mycetoma
  1. C. Hilvering,
  2. E. A. M. Stevens,
  3. N. G. M. Orie
  1. University Hospital, Groningen, The Netherlands

    Abstract

    Two patients with aspergillus mycetoma presenting with fever as a major sign are described. The clinical presentation is correlated with the results of experimental inhalation of Aspergillus fumigatus extract in patients with aspergillus mycetoma. A theory is put forward which tries to explain fever and haemoptysis as belonging to a type III (Gell and Coombs, 1963) antigen-antibody reaction. Therapeutic implications are discussed.

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