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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 127-129

COVID-associated pulmonary aspergillosis in a post renal transplant patient


1 Department of Nephrology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Wardha, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Medicine, NKPSIMS, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Manish R Balwani
Department of Nephrology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Sawangi - 440 003, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijot.ijot_67_21

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Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) disease (COVID-19) is usually mild in general population, while in renal transplant patients, it can turn fatal. Some patients suffer from post COVID-19 secondary bacterial and fungal infections due to virus-induced immunosuppression. We here report a case of immediate post renal transplant patient who contracted COVID-19 illness and later developed pneumonitis which on BAL was found to be due to Aspergillus fumigatus. Through this case report, the author aims to highlight the importance of keeping check on post COVID-19 secondary opportunistic infections in post renal transplant patients. Early diagnosis with high index of suspicion is essential to start timely and effective treatment.


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