International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 2, Issue 12 (2015)

An unusual fungal pathogen in invasive pulmonary disease in tuberculosis patients


Karthika Jayakumar, Mowna J, A Sundaramurthy, G Srividhya

Aspergillosis is a systemic fungal infections found both in immunocompromised as well as in immunocompetent individuals. Here we report 2 cases of fungal pathogen infected patients with an unusual Aspergillus species. The association of tuberculosis with A. Niger may enhance the morbidity and mortality of the patients due to its lethal outcome. Therefore fungal cultures also becomes mandate in a pneumonia patient sample and excluding rare species is a must in the current era of emerging and reemerging infections.
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Karthika Jayakumar, Mowna J, A Sundaramurthy, G Srividhya. An unusual fungal pathogen in invasive pulmonary disease in tuberculosis patients. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 12, 2015, Pages 12-13
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