Uncommon pathogens in an immunocompetent host: Respiratory isolation of Cunninghamella bertholletiae, Aspergillus niger, Staphylococcus pseudintermedius and adenovirus in a patient with necrotising pneumonia

Christian Olivo Freites, Hendrik Sy, Patricia Miguez, James Salonia

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Abstract

We present the unusual case of a 60-year-old immunocompetent woman with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who developed a necrotising pneumonia with isolation of Cunninghamella bertholletiae, Aspergillus niger, Staphylococcus pseudintermedius and adenovirus. The patient recovered with antimicrobial therapy and supportive care in the intensive care unit. The current literature on diagnosis and treatment of these pathogens is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere240484
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 6 Jan 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • infectious diseases
  • intensive care
  • pneumonia (infectious disease)
  • pneumonia (respiratory medicine)

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