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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 98-99

Pulmonary Geiotrichosis : A Rare Mycotic Infection

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Dinesh Gohel

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We report one of the established but extremely rare type of mycoses in a male patient having fibrocavitary pulmonary tuberculosis, who presented with cough, mucoid sputum and mild haemoptysis. His X ray chest revealed a fungal ball in a cavity. Geiotrichum candidum was isolated from multiple specimens of freshly expectorated suputum and from fine needle aspiration specimen and he responded to ketoconazole therapy.

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