Occult invasive aspergillosis infection following multivisceral transplantation

IDCases. 2014 Jul 10;1(3):53-4. doi: 10.1016/j.idcr.2014.06.005. eCollection 2014.

Abstract

Patients undergoing multivisceral transplantation are particularly susceptible to post-operative infections due to immunosuppression and the inclusion of bowel in the transplanted graft. These patients typically receive broad-spectrum antimicrobial and antifungal agents as prophylaxis and treatment. However, evidence for this is limited due to the small number of patients undergoing the procedure. We present a case of occult disseminated invasive aspergillosis infection in a patient who underwent multivisceral transplantation.

Keywords: Galactomannan; Invasive aspergillosis; Moulds; Multivisceral transplant.

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  • Case Reports