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Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine

ISSN: 2161-105X

Open Access

Case Report of Invasive Candidiasis with Cavitary Lung Lesion in A Post-Covid-19 Diabetic Patient

Abstract

Harveen Kaur*, Dilbag Singh, N.C Kajal and Rupali

There have been reported several complications after corona virus disease-2019 (COVID-19). Superinfections, especially secondary fungal diseases are now on rise in post-COVID-19 patients. Candida usually reflects airway colonization and true Candida pneumonia is rare but, can occur after hematologic dissemination from other body sites, such as the skin, gastrointestinal and genitourinary tract. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is an independent risk factor for both severe COVID-19 and increased susceptibility to fungal infections. We describe a case of invasive candidiasis in a 72-year-old post-COVID-19 diabetic male, who presented with cough, fever and cavitary lesion in lung seen on contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) Chest. The patient’s sputum and blood cultures were positive for Candida

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