CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 518-521

An unusual case of invasive rhinocerebral aspergillosis in an immunocompetent woman


Department of Microbiology, Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Kalidas Rit
70B, T.C. Mukherjee Street, P.O. Rishra, Hooghly - 712 248, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-2870.186075

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Invasive rhinocerebral aspergillosis is very rare and commonly seen in immunocompromised individuals with a high rate of morbidity and mortality. It is an opportunistic infection and has a spectrum of presenting features from allergic sinusitis to active invasive disease. Here, we describe a case of invasive rhinocerebral aspergillosis in an immnunocompetent middle-aged woman. She was treated with systemic antifungal medications, but she ultimately succumbed to death.


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