Disseminated Aspergillus ustus infection following cardiac surgery

Am J Clin Pathol. 1983 Sep;80(3):408-11. doi: 10.1093/ajcp/80.3.408.


Aspergillus ustus is a soil residing fungus that rarely has been implicated in human infections. A 72-year-old man who had undergone surgery for mitral valve replacement and triple coronary artery bypass developed progressive pneumonia with A. ustus. The infection had spread to other organs and finally was diagnosed at postmortem examination.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aspergillosis / etiology*
  • Aspergillosis / microbiology
  • Aspergillus / isolation & purification
  • Coronary Artery Bypass*
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis*
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases, Fungal / etiology*
  • Lung Diseases, Fungal / microbiology
  • Male
  • Postoperative Complications*