Endobronchial fusariosis in a child following bilateral lung transplant

We present a case of endobronchial fusariosis following bilateral sequential lung transplantation for idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension in a 13 years old boy who was treated successfully with posaconazole and nebulized amphotericin B. We discuss the role of nebulized amphotericin B in treating invasive pulmonary fungal disease in children. To our knowledge, this is the first pediatric case of endobronchial fusariosis reported in the literature.
Source: Medical Mycology Case Reports - Category: Biology Source Type: research

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Source: Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine - Category: Cardiology Tags: Rev Cardiovasc Med Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL CLINICAL SCIENCE Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research
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