Dactylaria Gallopava Infection Presenting as a Pulmonary Nodule in a Single-Lung Transplant Recipient

J Heart Lung Transplant. 2000 Sep;19(9):900-2. doi: 10.1016/s1053-2498(00)00150-9.


We describe the first case of a pulmonary nodule caused by Dactylaria gallopava in a lung-transplant recipient. An asymptomatic lung-allograft recipient was found to have a 2-cm nodule in the native lung 450 days after transplantation. Culture of a transthoracic needle biopsy of the solitary pulmonary nodule revealed Dactylaria gallopava. Treatment was initiated with amphotericin B for a period of 21 days followed by oral itraconazole for an 8-month period.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Amphotericin B / therapeutic use
  • Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use
  • Ascomycota / isolation & purification*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lung Neoplasms / microbiology*
  • Lung Neoplasms / pathology
  • Lung Transplantation*
  • Middle Aged
  • Mycoses / diagnosis*
  • Postoperative Complications / microbiology*
  • Solitary Pulmonary Nodule / microbiology*
  • Solitary Pulmonary Nodule / pathology


  • Antifungal Agents
  • Amphotericin B