Pulmonary mucormycosis with massive fatal hemoptysis
Lung Diseases, Fungal
Abrupt, massive, and fatal hemoptysis occurred in two patients with pulmonary mucormycosis. One patient had uucontrolled diabetes mellitus and the other acute leukemia in remission. Pulmonary artery erosion by mucormycotic hyphae caused the hemorrhage cases. Mucormycosis is an unusual cause of massive hemoptysis.