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Isolated Infection of the Bladder Due to Aspergillus fumigatus

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

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice: March 2009 - Volume 17 - Issue 2 - p 116-117
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e31817788a3
Case Reports

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.

From the Departments of *Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, †Urology, Reanimation and Anesthesiology, ‡Clinical Microbiology and Microbiology, Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

Reprints: Tuba Turunç, MD, Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Adana Teaching and Medical Research Center, Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Dadaloglu Mah. 39 Sok. No. 6, 01250 Yuregir, Adana, Turkey. E-mail:

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