Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra
versión impresa ISSN 1137-6627
BLANCO, J.J. et al. Chronic necrotizing pulmonary aspergillosis as a complication of silicosis. Anales Sis San Navarra [online]. 2011, vol.34, n.1, pp.109-114. ISSN 1137-6627.
Chronic necrotizing pulmonary aspergillosis is un uncommon disease which is found in people with underlying lung disease or in mildly immunocompromised patients. It is an exceptional complication in silicosis and its diagnosis is difficult because it simulates other diseases like tuberculosis and cancer which are more common in such patients. We report on three cases with a long history of silica dust exposure with pulmonary aspergillosis complicating progressive massive fibrosis (PMF). We review their clinical, radiological and treatment features.
Palabras clave : Silicosis; Chronic necrotizing pulmonary aspergillosis; Diagnostic; Treatment.