Cutaneous Aspergillus Ustus in a Lung Transplant Recipient: Emergence of a New Opportunistic Fungal Pathogen

Parsia A. Vagefi, A. Benedict Cosimi, Leo C. Ginns, Camille N. Kotton

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Abstract

Opportunistic fungal infections remain a significant complication in immunosuppressed patients, especially those having undergone solid-organ transplantation. We report a 39-year-old patient who represents the second case of cutaneous Aspergillus ustus infection in a solid-organ transplant recipient, and the first documented case after lung transplantation. The patient's cutaneous lower extremity aspergillosis responded to a combination of intravenous liposomal amphotericin B, caspofungin and topical terbinafine cream, with a concomitant reduction in immunosuppression. A ustus is an emerging opportunistic fungal pathogen in transplant recipients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-134
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Transplantation

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