Localized genitourinary tract Aspergillus infection in an immunocompetent patient: Bladder and epidydimal aspergillosis

Urol Case Rep. 2022 Jan 24;42:102012. doi: 10.1016/j.eucr.2022.102012. eCollection 2022 May.


Invasive bladder Aspergillosis has only been reported in six publications so far. A 74-year-old male, presented to the emergency department with fever, abdominal pain, and right testicular enlargement. Abdominal computed tomography concluded a bladder tumor and testicular ultrasound reported right epididymitis. Cystoscopy showed a bladder fungal mass, which was extracted with cystotomy. Pathological findings reported Aspergillus species. The patient was successfully treated with 4-week oral Isovuconazole. The first bladder Aspergillosis was published in 1978. The most recent case was published in 2020. Aspergillosis infection is extremely rare disease, treatment with Isavuconazole is efficient.

PMID:35145874 | PMC:PMC8818512 | DOI:10.1016/j.eucr.2022.102012

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