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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 327-330

Pulmonary aspergillosis: Atypical presentation in immunocompetent individuals

1 Department of Microbiology, M.E.S Medical College, Perinthalmanna, Malappuram District, Kerala, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Fr. Muller Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Microbiology, Yenepoya Medical College, Deralakatte, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Ramakrishna Pai Jakribettu
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, M.E.S Medical College, Perinthalmanna-679338., Malappuram District, Kerala
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.120998

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Aspergillosis, an opportunistic infection, is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised patients. But, Aspergillus is also known to cause Pulmonary aspergillosis in immunocompetent host too. Only few cases have been reported in literature of Aspergillosis in Immunocompetent individuals so far. Here, we report 4 different cases of Pulmonary Aspergillosis , who have presented with acute symptoms.The possibility of pulmonary mycosis needs to be considered in patients with acute pulmonary symptoms like breathlessness , hemoptysis, etc with signs of infection even in immunocompetent individuals, without underlying pulmonary disease.

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