A pulmonary aspergillus niger infection in a diabetic ketoacidosis patient

A pulmonary aspergillus niger infection in a diabetic ketoacidosis patient

Author: 
Liu Yuping, B.S., Chen Liang, M.M., Lin Xianghua, M.D., Yang Shangzhi, B.S., Zhen Xiaohui, B.S. and Kuo Mingchun, B.S.
Abstract: 

Pneumonia is the most common reason for diabetic ketoacidosis. Although the pathogen was uncommonly Aspergillus niger. Aspergillosis is opportunistically found in human individuals. The onset was insidious but the disease progressed quite rapidly. Herein we have reported a case of diabetic ketoacidosis that was associated with invasive pulmonary Aspergillus niger infection After receiving Fluconazole and amphotericin B, the patient recovered gradually three months later. Our experience suggested that timely bronchoscopy might play an important role in the early diagnosis and treatment of Aspergillus infection.

Paper No: 
1656