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Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in an immunocompromised patient with severe ulcerative colitis.

Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in an immunocompromised patient with severe ulcerative colitis.
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Marti Aguado D, Ballester MP, Bosca Watts MM,


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Marti Aguado D, Ballester MP, Bosca Watts MM,

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Revista espanola de enfermedades digestivas : organo oficial de la Sociedad Espanola de Patologia Digestiva 2017 02 23109() doi 10.17235/reed.2017.4564/2016
Abstract

Inflammatory Bowel Disease patients at risk of opportunistic infections are those treated with immunomodulators. Toruner and colleagues found that corticosteroid use was more commonly associated with fungal infections. We present a case of invasive pulmonary Aspergillosis due to corticosteroid therapy in the context of a severe Ulcerative Colitis flare. We want to highlight the relationship between Aspergillus fumigatus and horses; and the use of leucocitapheresis combined with mesalazine as an effective treatment option in this patients who can not take more immunosuppressive therapy.

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