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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e31817788a3
Case Reports

Isolated Infection of the Bladder Due to Aspergillus fumigatus

Turunç, Tuba*; Turunç, Tahsin†; Akin, Şule†; Çolakoğlu, Şule‡; Arslan, Hande*

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Abstract

An unusual case of aspergillosis in the bladder with no evidence of disseminated or renal aspergillosis is presented. A 70-year-old man whose main complaints were dysuria, hematuria, and vomiting had undergone a cystoscopy, which revealed inflammation of the trigone and bladder neck. Histological analysis showed a high-grade transitional carcinoma, and results of a bladder tissue culture were positive for Aspergillus fumigatus. Isolated infection of the bladder due to Aspergillus species is rare, with only 1 case being previously reported. To our knowledge, this is the first case of aspergillosis in the bladder accompanying a bladder malignancy.

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