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Chronic necrotising pneumonia caused by Aspergillus niger.
  1. J Wiggins,
  2. T J Clark,
  3. B Corrin
  1. Brompton Hospital, London.


    A woman with asthma developed chronic necrotising semi-invasive pneumonia due to mixed Aspergillus niger and Candida albicans infection; though not severely immunosuppressed, she may have been predisposed by long term oral corticosteroid and recurrent oral antibiotic treatment. The diagnosis should be considered in patients with chronic airflow limitation who develop cavitating pneumonia.

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