Unusual Presentation of Aspergillosis in Breast Mimicking Fibroadenoma- A Rare Case ReportJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.3, No. 5)
Publication Date: 2014-05-15
Authors : Kuldip Singh Chahal; Navpreet Kaur; Swati;
Page : 917-922
Keywords : Aspergillosis; breast; immunocompetent;
Fungal species are not frequently encountered in an immunocompetent host. Aspergillosis refer to variety of diseases of man and lower animals caused by several species of Aspergillus. Most cases of aspergillosis are caused by A. fumigatous group. Aspergillosis are abundant in the environment, they live in soil as saprophytes, deriving nutrients from dead plant and animal matter. Invasive aspergillosis typically occurs in severely immunocompromised patient. Aspergillus infection of breast and chest wall are rarely encountered in an young immunocompetent host. This report presents a case of aspergillosis of left breast in an young female, clinically mimicking fibroadenoma. Diagnosis was achieved by cytology, histopathology and subsequently culture. Here, we present this rare case of fungal infection of breast with relevant review of the literature.
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