Disseminated invasive aspergillosis in a prolonged stay in the intensive care unit

Authors

  • Gajender Singh Institute of Medical Sciences. Department of Pathology
  • Sonu Kalyan Institute of Medical Sciences. Department of Pathology
  • Sant Prakash Kataria Institute of Medical Sciences. Department of Pathology
  • Jyoti Sharma Institute of Medical Sciences. Department of Pathology
  • Padam Parmar Institute of Medical Sciences. Department of Pathology
  • Meenu Gilotra Meenu Gilotra Institute of Medical Sciences. Department of Pathology
  • Rajeev Sen Institute of Medical Sciences. Department of Pathology

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4322/acr.2017.010

Keywords:

Aspergillosis, Intensive Care Units, Multiple Trauma, Respiration, Artificial, Autopsy

Abstract

Aspergillus is a common cause of invasive mycosis, especially in immunocompromised individuals. We report the case of a 62-year-old male who was hospitalized after suffering severe physical injuries and died after few weeks of hospitalization. A medicolegal autopsy was conducted, and various organs were sent for histopathological examination of which heart, lungs, and kidneys showed extensive involvement by aspergillus. Thus, a diagnosis of disseminated invasive aspergillosis was made on autopsy, which itself is a rare entity. This case report illustrates a prolonged stay in the intensive care unit as a possible risk factor for the development of disseminated aspergillosis

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Author Biographies

Gajender Singh, Institute of Medical Sciences. Department of Pathology

Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences - Rohtak/Haryana

Sonu Kalyan, Institute of Medical Sciences. Department of Pathology

Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences - Rohtak/Haryana

Sant Prakash Kataria, Institute of Medical Sciences. Department of Pathology

Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences - Rohtak/Haryana

Jyoti Sharma, Institute of Medical Sciences. Department of Pathology

Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences - Rohtak/Haryana

Padam Parmar, Institute of Medical Sciences. Department of Pathology

Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences - Rohtak/Haryana

Meenu Gilotra Meenu Gilotra, Institute of Medical Sciences. Department of Pathology

Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences - Rohtak/Haryana

Rajeev Sen, Institute of Medical Sciences. Department of Pathology

Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences - Rohtak/Haryana

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Published

2017-03-29

How to Cite

Singh, G., Kalyan, S., Kataria, S. P., Sharma, J., Parmar, P., Meenu Gilotra, M. G., & Sen, R. (2017). Disseminated invasive aspergillosis in a prolonged stay in the intensive care unit. Autopsy and Case Reports, 7(1), 17-21. https://doi.org/10.4322/acr.2017.010

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Article / Autopsy Case Report