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Case Reports in Pulmonology
Volume 2011, Article ID 917089, 3 pages
Case Report

A Rare Fungal Infiltration of Lungs in a Healthy Young Girl

1Department of Tuberculosis & Respiratory Disease, Pt. Bhagwat Dayal Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana 124001, India
2Department of Microbiology, Pt. Bhagwat Dayal Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana 124001, India
3Department of Physiology, Pt. Bhagwat Dayal Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, 124001, India

Received 23 June 2011; Accepted 24 July 2011

Academic Editor: K. Hagiwara

Copyright © 2011 Rajesh Gupta 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.


Cunninghamella bertholletiae is an opportunistic fungal organism found in soil and is a rare cause of human disease. The few reported cases of C. bertholletiae have involved immune compromised hosts. We report a case of C. bertholletiae in an otherwise healthy patient presenting with persistent high-grade fever and pulmonary infiltration resistant to antibiotics. The organism is isolated through bronchoscopy and responded to broad spectrum antifungal. This is the first case of C. bertholletiae reported in the literature in an immune competent individual.