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Coexistence of aspergilloma and pulmonary hydatid cyst in an immunocompetent individual

(2017) Coexistence of aspergilloma and pulmonary hydatid cyst in an immunocompetent individual. Journal de Mycologie Medicale.

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Echinococcosis is a zoonotic disease caused by Echinococcus granulosus sensu lato. The liver and lungs are the most commonly sites of infections, but involvements of other organs were also observed. Recently, the coinfection of pulmonary hydatid cyst with aspergilloma has been reported in the literature. Herein, we report a successful treatment of coinfection of cystic echinoccosis with aspergilloma due to Aspergillus flavus in a 34-year-old female. In vitro antifungal susceptibility tests revealed that the MIC values for antifungals employed in this case were posaconazole (0.031 μg/ml), itraconazole (0.125 μg/ml), voriconazole (0.25 μg/ml), and amphotericin B (1 μg/ml). The minimum effective concentration for caspofungin was 0.008 μg/ml. This coexistence of active pulmonary echinococcosis and aspergillosis is being reported because of its rarity and clinical importance for its management. © 2017 Elsevier Masson SAS

Item Type: Article
Keywords: albendazole; amphotericin B; caspofungin; itraconazole; lanoconazole; luliconazole; posaconazole; voriconazole, adult; anamnesis; antifungal susceptibility; Article; aspergilloma; Aspergillus flavus; blood cell count; case report; computer assisted tomography; contrast enhancement; coughing; dyspnea; female; fungus hyphae; fungus identification; human; human cell; immunocompetence; in vitro study; lung cavitation; lung hydatid cyst; minimum effective concentration; minimum inhibitory concentration; mixed infection; molecular diagnosis; nonhuman; physical examination; pleura effusion; thorax pain
Page Range: pp. 396-399
Journal or Publication Title: Journal de Mycologie Medicale
Volume: 27
Number: 3
Publisher: Elsevier Masson SAS
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.mycmed.2017.04.006
ISSN: 11565233
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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