DISSEMINATED FUNGAL INFECTION ON BONE MARROW TREPHINE IN AN ASPLENIC PATIENT

Authors

  • Hira Qadir Department of Pathology, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi
  • Nida Qadir Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Jamshoro-Pakistan
  • Nadia Nasir Department of Pathology, Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Center, Karachi-Pakistan
  • Areesha Qadir Department of Pathology, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi-Pakistan
  • Hammad Tanzeem Department of Pathology, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi-Pakistan

Abstract

hyposplenism increases the risk of life-threatening infection with encapsulated bacteria. however, literature review revealed that hyposplenism is also a risk factor for disseminated fungal infection. here, we report a case of individual who presented with pyrexia of unknown origin and had splenectomy for hemolytic anemia and later he found to have disseminated fungal infection on bone marrow examination. this case emphasized the likelihood of disseminated fungal infection in an asplenic patient and also importance of bone marrow trephine in prompt diagnosis and management of patient.

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2021-10-26