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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 307-310

An unusual case of lung abscess caused by Acremonium species treated with itraconazole


1 Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Tuberculosis and Chest Medicine, Government Medical College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

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M S Qazi
Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Nagpur, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.154893

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We present a report of a 37-year-old female with lung abscess due to Acremonium species that responded to oral itraconazole. There was a marked clinical as well as radiological improvement in patient. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of lung abscess due to Acremonium species which was treated by oral itraconazole. This cost-effective treatment modality proved to be significant in improving symptoms as well as morbidity in this patient.






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