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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 87-89

Fungal sternal wound infection following coronary artery bypass graft surgery – A rare case of surgical site infection


Department of Microbiology, Jubilee Mission Medical College and Research Institute, Thrissur, Kerala, India

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Rosmi Jose
Department of Microbiology, Jubilee Mission Medical College, Thrissur - 680 005, Kerala
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jacm.jacm_19_22

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Sternal wound infections following cardiac surgery by fungus are not common. Here, we report a case of Aspergillus sternal wound infection following coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Elderly diabetic and hypertensive female patient presented with non-healing chest wound three and half months after CABG surgery. Aspergillus flavus was isolated from the pus sample from the sternal wound site. The patient was treated with surgical debridement and oral voriconazole for six weeks and she became asymptomatic and the wound completely healed on follow-up.


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