Fungal Pericarditis due to Aspergillus nidulans: A Rare Case Report DD05-DD06
Dr. Kumar S Abhishek,
AIIMS Resident's Hostel, Jodhpur-342005, Rajasthan, India.
Disseminated Aspergillosis though rare is usually seen among immunocompromised and neutropenic patients. Aspergillus spp are usually considered to be a laboratory contaminants until its association with the disease is established on repeated isolation. The present is of Aspergillus nidulans associated with pericarditis post Anti-Tuberculous Treatment (ATT) initiation in a 67-year-old male patient with known case of Pulmonary Tuberculosis (PTB). Aspergillus nidulans was identified on the basis of culture on Sabouraud Dextrose Agar (SDA) and Lacto-Phenol Cotton Blue (LPCB) wet mount preparation.