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Mycopathologia

, Volume 158, Issue 3, pp 289–291 | Cite as

Pulmonary pseudallescheriasis in a patient with healed tuberculosis

  • Gulnaz Bashir
  • Saman Shakeel
  • Tehmeena Wani
  • Dalip K. Kakru
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Abstract

Pulmonary pseudallescheriasis in an immunocompetent patient without a pre-existing cavity or cyst is a rare phenomenon. We report a case of invasive pulmonary pseudallescheriasis in a lobectomised patient treated for tuberculosis. Filamentous fungi with pyriform conidia were seen in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid .The fungus was identified as Pseudallescheria boydii on culture.

Keywords

Pseudallescheria boydii pulmonary pseudallescheriasis pyriform conidia 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gulnaz Bashir
    • 1
    • 2
  • Saman Shakeel
    • 1
  • Tehmeena Wani
    • 1
  • Dalip K. Kakru
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologySKIMSSrinagarIndia
  2. 2.Dr. Gulnaz BashirHyderpora, SrinagarIndia

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