Journal Article

<i>Fusarium</i> Infection after Solid-Organ Transplantation

Priya Sampathkumar and Carlos V. Paya

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 32, issue 8, pages 1237-1240
Published in print April 2001 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online April 2001 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI:
Fusarium Infection after Solid-Organ Transplantation

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We describe a case of soft tissue infection caused by Fusarium species in a heart-liver transplant recipient, and review the cases of fusarial infection reported among solid-organ transplant (SOT) recipients. Unlike fusarial infection in patients with hematologic malignancies or bone marrow transplants, fusarial infection in SOT recipients tends to be localized, occurs later in the posttransplantation period, and has a better outcome. Surgical resection, when possible, and prolonged treatment with amphotericin provide the most effective form of therapy.

Journal Article.  2204 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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