Chronic Candidal Bronchitis: A Consecutive Series

Douglas C. Johnson
  • The Open Respiratory Medicine Journal, December 2012, Bentham Science Publishers
  • DOI: 10.2174/1874306401206010145

Chronic Candidal Bronchitis

What is it about?

This is a case series of patients with serious pulmonary conditions with Candida as the primary cause of their chronic sputum. There was improvement with treatment.

Why is it important?

This should help raise awareness that Candida in pulmonary secretions sometimes can cause serious medical problems.


Dr Douglas Johnson
baystate medical center

Candida is typically ignored when present is pulmonary secretions. Yet as this case series demonstrates, there are some patients in whom Candida is associated with significant morbidity and sometimes mortality, and who markedly improve with treatment for the Candida. Further studies are needed.

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