Vol. 3, Issue 2 (2017)
Fungal infections in chronic stable bronchiectasis patients
Author(s): Dr. Darshan J Satapara, Dr. Prashant Gohil, Dr. JN Patel, Dr. N R Patel, Dr. Mehul M Sheta, Dr. Radhika Thacker, Dr. Akash Koravadia
Abstract: Bronchiectasis is a chronic and etiologically heterogeneous disease, which is commonly characterized by a vicious circle of impaired mucociliary clearance, bronchial infection and inflammation, resulting in structural airway damage with abnormal and permanent widening. Fungal infection or colonization in chronic stable bronchiectasis patient is common precipitating or predisposing factor during acute exacerbation. Fungal culture of the sputum samples on sabouraud agar yielded Aspergillus sp. 2 out of 50, Candida albicans and Candida non albicans in each one patient.