Doctors have confirmed the presence of a drug-resistant pathogen called
Aspergillus lentulus in two patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who were admitted to the hospital recently. Both died during treatment.
The two patients – one in his late 50s and the other in his early 40 had COPD, a lung illness that makes it difficult to breathe.
As per open-source medical literature, Aspergillus lentulus – originally discovered in 2005 is a human pathogen that causes infection in the lungs. Moreover, it has a high fatality rate. Experts say this is the first time that this type of Aspergillus has been detected in India.
The species generated invasive illness and was characterised by ‘decreased susceptibilities to several antifungal treatments,’ according to researchers.