Successful eradication of invasive Scopulariopsis brumptii in a liver transplant recipient

M. J. Pate, Vagish S. Hemmige, L. Woc-Colburn, Alejandro Restrepo

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Abstract

Ten months after orthotopic liver transplant, a 53-year-old male patient developed cough and fever. Imaging revealed diffuse ground-glass opacities involving all lobes, and subsequent bronchoscopic washings revealed Scopulariopsis brumptii infection. The patient initially had significant clinical deterioration requiring intubation and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. However, combination antifungal therapy, including posaconazole and terbinafine, eventually proved successful in eradicating the infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-279
Number of pages5
JournalTransplant Infectious Disease
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Invasive fungal infection
  • Liver transplant
  • Scopulariopsis brumptii

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation
  • Infectious Diseases

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