Aspergillosis in Hydatid Cyst- A Rare Coexistence
Department of Pathology, S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack-753007, Orissa, India
- Corresponding Author:
- Smita Mahapatra
Department of Pathology
S.C.B. Medical College
Cuttack-753007, Orissa, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: May 22, 2012; Accepted Date: June 13, 2012; Published Date: June 21, 2012
Citation: Mahapatra S, Das R, Mohapatra C, Rath J, Behera S (2012) Aspergillosis in Hydatid Cyst- A Rare Coexistence. Virol Mycol 1:106. doi:10.4172/2161-0517.1000106
Copyright: © 2012 Mahapatra S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Fungal infections can colonize in lung cavities mostly in immunocompromised patients. Aspergillosis can develop in cavities formed due to tuberculosis, bronchiectasis, sarcoidosis, lung abscess and cavitary neoplasms. Pulmonary aspergillosis has been reported rarely in pulmonary cavities after the removal of hydatid cyst. We report a case in an immunocompetant patient in whom co-existence of echinococcosis and aspergillosis was detected which is extremely rare. For the better management of the patient while dealing with hydatid cyst, concurrence of aspergillosis should be kept in mind.