These colonies were isolated from a BAL, (also with bacterial qrowth of S.aureus and S.maltophilia) from a patient with a VAP (undergoing corticosteroid treatment). The growth medium used is sabouraud dextrose agar , incubated at 37° C
The identification is made by microscopic/macroscopic observation criteria.
Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis is most commonly seen in immunocompromised patients. Besides, skin lesions may also develop due to invasive aspergillosis in those patients. A 49-year-old male patient was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.
The patient developed bullous and zosteriform lesions on the skin after the 21st day of hospitalization. The skin biopsy showed hyphae. Disseminated skin aspergillosis was diagnosed to the patient.
Voricanazole treatment was initiated. The patient was discharged once the lesions started to disappear.