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

Gajender Singh, Sonu Kalyan, Sant Prakash Kataria, Jyoti Sharma, Padam Parmar, Meenu Gilotra, Rajeev Sen

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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.


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


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