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Year : 1979  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 57-60

Pulmonary infections by the fungus aspergillus


Departments of Microbiology and Medicine, Kasturba. Medical College, Manipal 576 119, Karnataka, India

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P V Rao
Departments of Microbiology and Medicine, Kasturba. Medical College, Manipal 576 119, Karnataka
India
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Five cases of respiratory infection by Aspergillus fumigates are described. Species of aspergillus is ubiquitous in nature. Therefore, repeated demonstration of fungus, serological evidence tend radiological findings are essential for diagnosis. Potassium iodide is a useful drug in aspergillus infection of the lung when other drugs are not available. Injection Emetine hydrochloride is promising as a therapeutic agent in pulmonary aspergillosis, where the lung parenchyma is involved.






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