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Disseminated aspergillosis causing intestinal failure following colectomy for perforated colitis

Abstract

Disseminated aspergillosis is a rare, invasive, opportunistic, fungal infection associated with a high mortality. We report a non-fatal case diagnosed following extensive enterectomy for intestinal infarction in a patient recovering from emergency abdominal colectomy for perforated ulcerative colitis. This resulted in intestinal failure necessitating life-long parenteral nutrition and prolonged antifungal therapy.

  • Intestinal Failure
  • Peritonitis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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