Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : January | Volume : 11 | Issue : 1 | Page : DD01 - DD02

Co-infection of Candida parapsilosis in a Patient of Pulmonary Actinomycosis-A Rare Case Report DD01-DD02

Purbasha Ghosh, Indrajit Gupta, Mousumi Kar, Poulami Nandi, Prosenjit Naskar

Correspondence
Dr. Indrajit Gupta,
128/1 G.T. Road, Baidyabati, Kajipara, District Hooghly, Baidyabati-712222, West Bengal, India.
E-mail: indrajitgupta.mail@gmail.com

The diagnosis of pulmonary actinomycosis is difficult and less than 10% of cases are diagnosed at the initial presentation. Actinomycosis is always poly-microbial flora infection in human. On the other hand, Candida parapsilosis is an emerging fungal pathogen especially in immuno-compromised patients. Combined bacterial-fungal infection increases frequency and severity of the disease. This report is a case of a Candida parapsilosis co-infection in a 23-year-old male patient having pulmonary actinomycosis. This thereby could guide the clinicians towards an appropriate therapy