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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 367-370

Primary cutaneous aspergillosis due to Aspergillus niger in an immunocompetent patient


1 Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029, India
2 Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029, India
3 Department of Dermatology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.55462

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Primary cutaneous aspergillosis is a rare entity, usually caused by A. fumigatus and A. flavus . Here, we present such a case, manifested by ulceration due to A. niger, which remained undiagnosed for a prolonged period. The immunological status was intact, although the patient had associated severe fungal infection. Recurrence of the lesion occurred despite repeated anti-fungal therapies. Anti fungal testing was done based on the broth dilution (M-38A, NCCLS, USA) method. The culture isolate was found to be sensitive to fluconazole and amphotericin B. Continuation of antifungal therapy improved the symptoms, reducing the size of the lesion.






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