Pulmonary infection in a patient after stem cell transplantation

Dima Dandachi, Vagish Hemmige

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Abstract

A 69-year-old man with a history of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and acute myelogenous leukemia presented with recurrent fever and cough. He had undergone allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation from a matched unrelated donor 17 months previously. His posttransplant course was complicated by graft versus host disease and multiple central venous catheter infections with coagulase-negative Staphylococcus spp., vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus, Lactobacillus, and alpha-hemolytic Streptococcus. During his initial course, he also developed a nodular pneumonia, and the subsequent workup included a bronchoscopy that was nondiagnostic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Infectious Disease Diagnosis
Subtitle of host publicationA Case Approach
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages141-145
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9783319649061
ISBN (Print)9783319649054
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Acute myelogenous leukemia
  • Diabetes
  • Enterococcus
  • Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
  • Hypertension
  • Lactobacillus
  • Streptococcus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Dandachi, D., & Hemmige, V. (2017). Pulmonary infection in a patient after stem cell transplantation. In The Infectious Disease Diagnosis: A Case Approach (pp. 141-145). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64906-1_26