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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2013, Article ID 385190, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/385190
Case Report

Disseminated Aspergillosis due to Aspergillus niger in Immunocompetent Patient: A Case Report

1Department of Hematology, Medical Faculty, Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey
2Department of İnternal Medicine, Medical Faculty, Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey
3Department of Hematology, Government Hospital of Mersin, Mersin, Turkey
4Department of Pathology, Medical Faculty, Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey
5Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Medical Faculty, Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey

Received 3 January 2013; Accepted 31 January 2013

Academic Editors: M. Caira and J. Koirala

Copyright © 2013 Ulku Ergene et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Invasive aspergillosis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised patients. Many cases of pulmonary, cutaneous, cerebral, and paranasal sinus aspergillosis in immunocompetent patient were defined in literature but disseminated aspergillosis is very rare. Here we present an immunocompetent case with extrapulmonary disseminated aspergillosis due to Aspergillus niger, totally recovered after effective antifungal treatment with voriconazole.