Frequency of Aspergilloma in Clinically Diagnosed and Undiagnosed Patients of Cavitatory Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Authors

  • Amina Firdous Department of Radiology, Armed Forces Institute of Radiology & Imaging/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Afshan Fayyaz Department of Radiology, Armed Forces Institute of Radiology & Imaging/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Mobeen Shafique Department of Radiology, Armed Forces Institute of Radiology & Imaging/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Muhammad Usman Khan Department of Radiology, Pakistan Navy Ship Shifa, Karachi Pakistan
  • Muhammad Omer Aamir Department of Radiology, Armed Forces Institute of Radiology & Imaging/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Aown Raza Shah Bukhari Department of Radiology, Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology/ National Institute of Heart Diseases/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Hafsa Aquil Department of Radiology, Armed Forces Institute of Radiology & Imaging/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Hina Nasir Department of Radiology, Armed Forces Institute of Radiology & Imaging/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v73i4.4845

Keywords:

Aspergilloma, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Pulmonary tuberculosis

Abstract

Objective: To determine the frequency of aspergilloma in clinically diagnosed and undiagnosed patients of cavitatory pulmonary tuberculosis.

Study Design: Cross-sectional study.

Place and Duration of Study: Armed Forces Institute of Radiology, and Imaging Rawalpindi Pakistan, from May to Oct 2019.

Methodology: Total of 236 patients with clinically diagnosed or having suspicion of cavitatory pulmonary tuberculosis were included. High-resolution computed tomography showing a single or multiple well defined cavities within consolidation with cavities having aspergilloma, nodules with tree in bud configuration in upper lobes of lung or superior segments of lower lobes were recorded.

Results: Out of these 236 patients, 140(59.32%) were males and 96(40.68%) were females. The age of patients ranged from 18- 70 years with mean age of 43.56±10.13 years. In our study, aspergilloma in clinically diagnosed and undiagnosed patients of cavitatory pulmonary tuberculosis was found in 27(11.44%) patients.

Conclusion: This study revealed that incidence of aspergilloma in clinically diagnosed and undiagnosed patients of cavitatory pulmonary tuberculosis is quite high.

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Published

31-08-2023

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Firdous A, Fayyaz A, Shafique M, Khan MU, Omer Aamir M, Bukhari ARS, et al. Frequency of Aspergilloma in Clinically Diagnosed and Undiagnosed Patients of Cavitatory Pulmonary Tuberculosis. Pak Armed Forces Med J [Internet]. 2023 Aug. 31 [cited 2024 Jul. 19];73(4):1173-6. Available from: https://pafmj.org/PAFMJ/article/view/4845