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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 50  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 930-3

Pulmonary fungal ball in non-immunocompromised patient : a case report.

Department of Microbiology, IMS, BHU, Varanasi

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R Jain
Department of Microbiology, IMS, BHU, Varanasi

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Fungal ball caused by Aspergillus species is an opportunistic infection. We describe a case report of a patient with culture positive Aspergillus fumigatus who presented with complaints of cough and expectoration with recurrent episodes of haemoptysis. Tuberculosis is the commonest cause of haemoptysis in India. However fungal ball is also one of the leading cause of haemoptysis. Hence laboratory evaluation of haemoptysis should not only include work up for tuberculosis but sample should also be submitted for mycological evaluation.

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