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An unusual case of lung abscess caused by Acremonium species treated with itraconazole

OPEN Indian journal of medical microbiology | 14 Apr 2015

MS Qazi, SS Bowalekar, VS Wanjare and A Shankar
Abstract
We present a report of a 37-year-old female with lung abscess due to Acremonium species that responded to oral itraconazole. There was a marked clinical as well as radiological improvement in patient. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of lung abscess due to Acremonium species which was treated by oral itraconazole. This cost-effective treatment modality proved to be significant in improving symptoms as well as morbidity in this patient.
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