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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 306-309

COVID-19 associated pulmonary aspergillosis- A case report


Department of Internal Medicine, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Vishal Mangal
Department of Medicine, India-Tajikistan Friendship Hospital, Qurgonteppa, Bokhtar- 735140
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/amhs.amhs_226_21

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Coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2. Viral illnesses such as influenza and COVID-19 are known to coexist with fungal infections, including Aspergillosis. The cases of COVID-19-associated pulmonary Aspergillosis (CAPA) have been reported in the recent past; however, there is a paucity of literature from India. Hence, we report a case of CAPA in a 55-year-old diabetic male from India who was successfully managed with anti-fungals and had a favorable outcome. This case highlights the importance of the high index of suspicion for CAPA in patients with severe COVID-19 pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome who fail to improve or deteriorate clinically and radiologically despite standard therapy. The diagnosis must be confirmed with galactomannan assay from serum or bronchoalveolar lavage samples – early diagnosis and prompt management with anti-fungal results in a favorable outcome.


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