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VOLUME 18 , ISSUE 5 ( May, 2014 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in an immunocompetent patient with severe dengue fever

Ankur Gupta, Rohit Yadav, S.K. Nagrani, Sanjay Raina, Shakti Jain

Keywords : Dengue fever, fungal pneumonia, invasive pulmonary aspergillosis

Citation Information : Gupta A, Yadav R, Nagrani S, Raina S, Jain S. Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in an immunocompetent patient with severe dengue fever. Indian J Crit Care Med 2014; 18 (5):323-325.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.132505

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-05-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

We report a case of a 65-year-old female diagnosed with sever dengue fever. She started showing recovery from dengue fever with medical management. On day 6 of admission, she had leukocytosis, altered mental sensorium, and hemoptysis. Chest tomography showed air space consolidation with multiple nodules in the left upper and middle lobe sputum and bronchoalveolar lavage cultures were positive for Aspergillus flavus. The patient showed improvement with voriconazole and therapy was continued for 6 weeks.


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