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J Infect. 1996 Sep;33(2):119-21.

Aspergillus wound infection following laparostomy.

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Department of Surgery, University of Manchester, Hope Hospital, Salford, U.K.


Wound infections with Aspergillus are surprisingly rare given the quantity of spores in hospital air. We report the first case of infection of abdominal viscera due to Aspergillus in a patient with a laparostomy for Crohn's disease. Amphotericin B effected a cure. Sampling of air from the patient's environment yielded one isolated of Aspergillus fumigatus that matched the patient's isolates. Other examples of surgical wounds being contaminated by Aspergillus are reviewed.

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