Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
versão impressa ISSN 0037-8682
SILVA, Rodolfo Moraes et al. Pulmonary adiaspiromycosis treated without antifungal drugs. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2010, vol.43, n.1, pp. 95-97. ISSN 0037-8682. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86822010000100021.
The case of a 40-year-old agricultural worker affected by pulmonary adiaspiromycosis is reported. An etiological diagnosis had been established by means of a biopsy via thoracoscopy. Treatment with corticosteroids without antifungal drugs was chosen, and the patient responded well to this, with improvements in clinical and radiological conditions three weeks after the beginning of the symptoms.
Palavras-chave : Pulmonary mycosis; Adiaspiromycosis; Emmonsia parva var crescens; Corticotherapy.