2 patients die of new drug-resistant fungus strain at AIIMS
   Date :24-Nov-2021

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NEW DELHI :
 
TWO patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease recently died due to the presence of a drug-resistant pathogen called Aspergillus lentulus during the treatment at AIIMS. Both patients -- one in 50s and other in 40s -- were suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. They were admitted in the Delhi AIIMS, said a case report published in the Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology (IJMM).
 
The first patient was referred from a private hospital, while the second patient was rushed to the AIIMS emergency with fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The patients received oral injections of amphotericin B and voriconazole at AIIMS. Both patients died during the treatment. The second patient was also given amphotericin B, but his condition did not improve and he died after a week of multiple organ failure.