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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 96-99

Aspergillus terreus : An emerging pathogen: A case series


Department of Microbiology, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Ramachandra Univeristy, Porur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Premamalini Thayanidhi
Department of Microbiology, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Ramachandra Univeristy, Porur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-1282.144736

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Aspergillosis is one of the most common fungal infections in humans caused by Aspergillus species. However, not all Aspergillus species possess the same antifungal susceptibility patterns. Aspergillus terreus is an emerging pathogen which commonly occurs in infections of immunocompromised individuals and is associated with high mortality. It gains its importance in being mostly resistant to treatment with amphotericin B. The four cases of A. terreus reported here highlight the fact that fungal infections caused by this species are on the rise. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment are important to prevent an unfavorable outcome. The optimal therapy for infections caused by this emerging pathogen is still to be ascertained.


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