Sudden death due to pulmonary aspergillosis

Prashantha Bhagavath, Prateek Rastogi, Ritesh G. Menezes, Manna Valiathan, T. S. Mohan Kumar, Y. P. Raghavendra Babu, Tanuj Kanchan, Francis N P Monteiro, Vinod C. Nayak

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Abstract

Sudden death due to respiratory pathology is not uncommon and tuberculosis with its complications is well known to cause death. We report a case of a male, train passenger, who started coughing out blood and died on reaching the hospital. Medicolegal autopsy confirmed the sudden unexpected death to be due to pulmonary aspergillosis in the person with past medical history of tuberculosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-30
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2009

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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Law

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Bhagavath, P., Rastogi, P., Menezes, R. G., Valiathan, M., Mohan Kumar, T. S., Raghavendra Babu, Y. P., Kanchan, T., Monteiro, F. N. P., & Nayak, V. C. (2009). Sudden death due to pulmonary aspergillosis. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 16(1), 27-30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jflm.2008.05.019