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Lovebird-induced Aspergillus Infection in a Child with Chronic Granulomatous Disease [Cam Sakura Med J]
Cam Sakura Med J. 2022; 2(2): 75-79 | DOI: 10.4274/csmedj.galenos.2022.2022-1-1

Lovebird-induced Aspergillus Infection in a Child with Chronic Granulomatous Disease

idem Aydomu1, Hatice Nursoy1, Sevgi Yavuz1, Abdurrahman Glmez2, Selda Kme2
1University of Health Sciences Turkey, Baakehir am and Sakura City Hospital, Clinic of Pediatric Immunology and Allergy, stanbul, Turkey
2University of Health Sciences Turkey, Baakehir am and Sakura City Hospital, Medical Microbiology Laboratory, stanbul, Turkey

Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is a primary immune deficiency in which the phagocytic system is affected. The disease is inherited X-linked or autosomal recessive and is characterized by life-threatening bacterial and fungal infections. Invasive fungal infections are one of the most important causes of mortality in this disease. Here, we discuss an 8-year-old male patient with CGD considering literature. The patient developed invasive aspergillus infection due to the pet bird. Here, it is aimed to emphasize that pets may be a possible source of Aspergillus infection in people with CGD and that surgically obtained tissue cultures may be required for diagnosis.

Keywords: Aspergillosis, chronic granulomatous disease, diagnosis, treatment

idem Aydomu, Hatice Nursoy, Sevgi Yavuz, Abdurrahman Glmez, Selda Kme. Lovebird-induced Aspergillus Infection in a Child with Chronic Granulomatous Disease. Cam Sakura Med J. 2022; 2(2): 75-79

Corresponding Author: idem Aydomu, Trkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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