Bronchocentric Granulomatosis and Positron Emission Tomography

Fakili F., Elbek O., Sanli M., Zincirkeser S., Bakir K., Dikensoy Ö.

8th World Asthma, Allergy and COPD Forum / 21st World Congress on Rehabilitation in Medicine and Immunorehabilitation, Singapore, Singapore, 26 - 29 April 2015, pp.135-139 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Singapore
  • Country: Singapore
  • Page Numbers: pp.135-139
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No


In this paper, we present two cases of bronchocentric granulomatosis who were diagnosed. First case was 55 years old, second was 24 years old. First case was admitted for blood in sputum, second was chest pain. We determined cavitary lesion in first case, brochioles and untidy pleura thickened in second case. There were no asthma and/or allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis in both cases. We produced Aspergillus spp. in first case who had Aspergillus specific immunoglobulin E was high. We showed thickened pleura intense uptake on fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography scan in second case. We took response from antituberculous treatment to started based on finding clinical and radiology in first case. Diagnosis corfirmed with open lung biopsy in both cases. We follow-up no drug in first case, corticosteroid in second case. We determined high response from treatment of corticosteroid in second case.