The epidemiology of pseudallescheriasis complicating transplantion: Nosocomial and community-acquired infection

T. F. Patterson, V. T. Andriole, M. J. Zervos, D. Therasse, C. A. Kauffman

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Abstract

The epidemiology of two cases of pseudallescheriasis in organ transplant patients are described and the disease in that population is reviewed. Disseminated hospital-acquired infection occurred in a liver transplant recipient and was fatal despite therapy with miconazole. A heart transplant recipient developed localized disease following soil contamination of soft tissue trauma which was cured with surgical resection and miconazole therapy. Itraconazole showed in vitro activity against Pseudallescheria boydii and should be evaluated in pseudallescheriasis. P. boydii infections are important complications of transplantation and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of community-acquired as well as nosocomial fungal infections in this population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-302
Number of pages6
JournalMycoses
Volume33
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 19 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Patterson, T. F., Andriole, V. T., Zervos, M. J., Therasse, D., & Kauffman, C. A. (1990). The epidemiology of pseudallescheriasis complicating transplantion: Nosocomial and community-acquired infection. Mycoses, 33(6), 297-302.