Survival After Disseminated Invasive Aspergillosis in a Multivisceral Transplant Recipient

R. Vianna, V. Misra, J. A. Fridell, M. Goldman, R. S. Mangus, J. Tector

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Abstract

Disseminated invasive aspergillosis is a serious and potentially lethal infectious complication of immunosuppressed individuals, including transplant recipients. We report here a successfully treated case of disseminated Aspergillus fumigatus infection involving the lungs, brain, and endocardium in a multivisceral transplant recipient. In addition to supportive measures, the patient was aggressively treated with a combination of three antifungal agents, and all immunosuppression was significantly lowered with close observation for rejection. After 3 months of therapy, the patient cleared the fungal infection, made a full recovery of his cerebral function, and was discharged to a rehabilitation facility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)305-307
Number of pages3
JournalTransplantation proceedings
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Transplantation

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