We report a 35-year-old HIV-1-positive man who presented with severe dyspnea and a nonproductive cough. Three fiberoptic bronchoscopic examination revealed an infiltrating and vegetating tracheal mass that was diagnosed as necrotizing candidiasis of the trachea. The lesion resulted in the formation of a tracheoesophageal fistula that eventually led to the death of the patient. Postmortem examination showed cytomegalovirus vasculitis in the esophageal wall.

Tracheoesophageal fistula in an HIV-1-positive man due to dual infection of Candida albicans and cytomegalovirus / S. Rusconi, L. Meroni, M. Galli. - In: CHEST. - ISSN 0012-3692. - 106:1(1994 Jul), pp. 284-285.

Tracheoesophageal fistula in an HIV-1-positive man due to dual infection of Candida albicans and cytomegalovirus

S. Rusconi;M. Galli
1994-07

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We report a 35-year-old HIV-1-positive man who presented with severe dyspnea and a nonproductive cough. Three fiberoptic bronchoscopic examination revealed an infiltrating and vegetating tracheal mass that was diagnosed as necrotizing candidiasis of the trachea. The lesion resulted in the formation of a tracheoesophageal fistula that eventually led to the death of the patient. Postmortem examination showed cytomegalovirus vasculitis in the esophageal wall.
Necrosis ; Candidiasis ; Humans ; Adult ; Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome ; AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections ; Cytomegalovirus Infections ; Tracheoesophageal Fistula ; HIV-1 ; Male
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