Case Report

A case of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis complicated by nocardiosis and staphylococcus aureus infection

Harveen Kaur*, J Arora, Naveen Pandhi and Anmol Arora

Published: 19 December, 2022 | Volume 6 - Issue 2 | Pages: 022-024

Nocardia is a ubiquitous organism and often causes serious fatal infections in immuno-compromised individuals. Staphylococcus aureus infection stimulates an inflammatory response that causes lung damage and facilitates subsequent chronic infection. Patients of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) on steroids and immunosuppressants are particularly at risk of these infections. We present the case of a middle-aged man who was diagnosed to have ABPA by serological and radiographic criteria. He presented with fever, cough, and mucopurulent sputum. Subsequent sputum culture for bacteria and fungus revealed the growth of Staphylococcus aureus and Nocardia spp. respectively.

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Allergic Broncho Pulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA); Nocardiosis; Staphylococcus aureus; High Resolution Computed Tomography (HRCT) Chest; Total serum Ig E titres


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