Survival After Disseminated Invasive Aspergillosis in a Multivisceral Transplant Recipient

R. Vianna, V. Misra, J. A. Fridell, M. Goldman, Richard 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
Pages (from-to)305-307
Number of pages3
JournalTransplantation Proceedings
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2007

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Aspergillosis
Endocardium
Aspergillus fumigatus
Survival
Mycoses
Antifungal Agents
Recovery of Function
Immunosuppression
Rehabilitation
Observation
Lung
Brain
Infection
Transplant Recipients
Therapeutics

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  • Surgery
  • Transplantation

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Survival After Disseminated Invasive Aspergillosis in a Multivisceral Transplant Recipient. / Vianna, R.; Misra, V.; Fridell, J. A.; Goldman, M.; Mangus, Richard; Tector, J.

In: Transplantation Proceedings, Vol. 39, No. 1, 01.2007, p. 305-307.

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Vianna, R. ; Misra, V. ; Fridell, J. A. ; Goldman, M. ; Mangus, Richard ; Tector, J. / Survival After Disseminated Invasive Aspergillosis in a Multivisceral Transplant Recipient. In: Transplantation Proceedings. 2007 ; Vol. 39, No. 1. pp. 305-307.
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