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We present the first cirrhotic patient who underwent liver transplantation (LT) and presented a hepatic artery thrombosis of the graft due to Aspergillus fumigatus, within the first month of LT. This culminated in graft loss, re-transplant with multiple biliary and infectious complications. To our knowledge, this is a case report of an early hepatic artery thrombosis due to Aspergillus fumigatus in an infection-free patient.
Source: Medical Mycology Case Reports - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Purpose of review An opportunistic mycosis is a fungal agent of low pathogenicity that specifically infects immunocompromised hosts. Advances in transplantation, preterm care, immunosuppressive therapies and intensive care, have lead to the emergence of pediatric patients with serious immunodeficiency who are vulnerable to nonpathogenic fungi. Recent findings The advent of the use of biologic agents in pediatric disease as well as the advances in care of preterm and immunosuppressed patients opens up a new cohort of patients at risk of opportunistic mycotic infections. Recent cases of cutaneous histioplasmosis as the ...
Source: Current Opinion in Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Tags: DERMATOLOGY: Edited by Joyce M.C. Teng Source Type: research
ConclusionsIsolation of NTM or Aspergillus species from lung transplant recipients is uncommon. Adequate pre-transplant control and post-transplant management of NTM and Aspergillus infections allows for safe lung transplantation.
Source: Respiratory Investigation - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: May 2018Source: Respiratory Investigation, Volume 56, Issue 3Author(s): Jiro Fujita
Source: Respiratory Investigation - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionA high level of suspicion of invasive fungal infection is required at all times in immunosuppressed patients, even those receiving antifungal prophylaxis. Early biopsy is required. Even with early recognition and aggressive treatment of these infections, prognosis is poor.
Source: IDCases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
ConclusionsIsolation of NTM or Aspergillus species from lung transplant recipients is uncommon. Adequate pre-transplant control and post-transplant management of NTM and Aspergillus infections allows for safe lung transplantation.
Source: Respiratory Investigation - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: May 2018Source: Respiratory Investigation, Volume 56, Issue 3Author(s): Jiro Fujita
Source: Respiratory Investigation - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionA high level of suspicion of invasive fungal infection is required at all times in immunosuppressed patients, even those receiving antifungal prophylaxis. Early biopsy is required. Even with early recognition and aggressive treatment of these infections, prognosis is poor.
Source: IDCases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Purpose of review Unlike immunocompetent hosts, solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients with posttransplant histoplasmosis (PTH) often present with disseminated disease and have an attributable mortality of approximately 10%. In this review, we discuss currently available diagnostic tests and treatment strategies in PTH. Recent findings None of the available tests have a 100% diagnostic accuracy. Histoplasma antigen assays are the most sensitive commercially available tests. However, crossreactivity of histoplasma antigen with aspergillus galactomannan and false positive histoplasma antigen tests because of rabbit ant...
Source: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: INFECTIONS OF THE IMMUNOCOMPROMISED HOST: Edited by José G. Montoya Source Type: research
Transplant Infectious Disease, EarlyView.
Source: Transplant Infectious Disease - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
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