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CASE REPORT
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 89-92

Basidiobolus: An unusual cause of lung abscess


1 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Medical College, Caicut, Kerala, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Medical College, Caicut, Kerala, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0970-2113.63613

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Non-resolving pneumonia leading to lung abscess is always a challenge to the treating physician especially in a diabetic patient. Atypical radiological features of lung abscess should raise the suspicion of unusual organisms. This is a case report of a 42 year old diabetic male presented with features suggestive of lung abscess and multiple target organ damage. Subsequent work up revealed that the etiological agent is a rare fungus - Basidiobolus. To the best of our knowledge this is the first case of Basidiobolus lung abscess reported from India.


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