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CASE REPORT
Year : 2005  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 191-193

Pancreatic abscess due to Aspergillus fumigatus


1 Junior Resident, Department of Surgery, Goa Medical College, Bambolin, Goa - 403 001, India
2 Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Goa Medical College, Bambolin, Goa - 403 001, India
3 Professor & HOD, Department of Pathology, Goa Medical College, Bambolin, Goa - 403 001, India
4 Professor & HOD, Department of Microbiology, Goa Medical College, Bambolin, Goa - 403 001, India
5 Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Goa Medical College, Bambolin, Goa - 403 001, India
6 Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Goa Medical College, Bambolin, Goa - 403 001, India

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A 60year old female presented with an acute abdomen in septic shock. With hyperamylasemia, and a CT scan suggestive of pancreatic abscess as a result of acute pancreatitis, a CT -guided aspiration was done which confirmed the diagnosis of a pancreatic abscess. The pus, which was sent for staining and culture, revealed the causative organism to be Aspergillus fumigatus


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