Invasive aspergillosis in a patient with end stage renal disease


Cicek N., YILDIZ N. , KEPENEKLİ KADAYİFCİ E. , GÖKCE İ. , ALPAY H.

MEDICAL MYCOLOGY CASE REPORTS, vol.18, pp.12-14, 2017 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.mmcr.2017.06.006
  • Title of Journal : MEDICAL MYCOLOGY CASE REPORTS
  • Page Numbers: pp.12-14
  • Keywords: Aspergillosis, End stage renal disease, Peritoneal dialysis, NERVOUS-SYSTEM ASPERGILLOSIS, IMMUNOCOMPETENT PATIENT, PULMONARY ASPERGILLOSIS, DIAGNOSIS, CHILDREN

Abstract

Invasive aspergillosis caused by A. Fumigatus, almost occurs in immunocompromised hosts and has a poor prognosis. We report a case of invasive Aspergillosis in a 15-year-old boy with ESRD. He was initially diagnosed as lobar pneumonia and peritonitis. When he complained for lower extremity weakness and had convulsions, a solid mass originated from right lung compresses the spinal cord and intracranial hemorrhagic abscesses were found on MRI. The biopsy specimen showed hypae of aspergillus-spp and he died on 12th day.