Systemic invasive aspergillosis in a tertiary health care system

Mukhopadhyay, Chiranjay and Peralam Yegneswaran, Prakash and Bairy, Indira (2008) Systemic invasive aspergillosis in a tertiary health care system. Journal of Chinese Clinical Medicine, 3 (2). pp. 82-87.

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Aspergillosis was first described by Micheli in 1729 and is thought to have named because of the similarity of the fruiting heads of the fungus and the aspergillum, a perforated globe used for sprinkling holy water. Invasive aspergillosis is associated with extremely high mortality rate, despite the availability of highly active antifungal treatments, in immunosuppressed patients like allogenic or autologuous bone marrow transplant (BMT) or solid-organ transplant receipients, prolonged neutropenia, chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) and with acquired immunodeficiency disease.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Systemic; Invasive Aspergillosis; Tertiary Care.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Microbiology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2015 08:57
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2015 08:57

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