Lung abscess due to candida tropicalis in a HIV positive immunocompromised patient: a rare case report from central India.

  • Swati Manohar Bhise Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Nagpur(India)
  • Arati Ankushrao Bhadade Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Nagpur(India)
  • Bowalekar Sneha Sharad Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Nagpur(India)
  • Katkar Vyankatesh Jagannath Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Nagpur(India)
Keywords: Lung abscess, Non-albicans candida, Candida tropicalis, Human immunodeficiencyVirus, Immunocompromised host


Invasive candidiasis is an emerging fungal infection in immunocompromised patients globally. Presentation of candidiasis in Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected patients as lung abscess is very rare in tropical country like India. Here we report a case of lung abscess due to Candida tropicalis in a HIV positive immunocompromised patient. After diagnosis of C. tropicalis as pathogen the patient was treated by Amphotericin B and Fluconazole, the lung abscess got resolved but the patient succumbed to his illness may be due to nephrotoxicity of Amphotericin B and poor physical condition due other AIDS related comorbidities. The purpose of this article is to take note of this emerging fungal infection in India and also to review literature in this case.DOI:10.21276/APALM.1739


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