Pulmonary Disease in the Immunocompromised Host

  • G. Simonetti
  • L. Bonomo
  • P. Rossi
  • G. L. Sergiacomi
  • L. Migliorato
  • A. Moscone


Immunodeficiency develops when one or more natural defence mechanisms of the human body are compromised [1–3]; the immunocompromised host is at a greater risk to acquire infections. Pulmonary complications are a common cause of morbidity and mortality in the immunocompromised host. In these patients, the lung is the organ most frequently involved by pathologic manifestations (70%), most of which are infectious (70–90%) and burdened with a high mortality [4].


Invasive Aspergillosis Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis High Resolution Compute Tomography Immunocompromised Host Halo Sign 
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  • G. Simonetti
  • L. Bonomo
  • P. Rossi
  • G. L. Sergiacomi
  • L. Migliorato
  • A. Moscone

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