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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 20-23

Aspergillus pneumonia in a renal transplant recipient


1 Department of Nephrology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi, India
2 Department of Nephrology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi; Professor & Head, Department of Nephrology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Kochi 682041, India

Correspondence Address:
V N Unni
Department of Nephrology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Kochi 682041
India
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DOI: 10.1016/j.ijt.2013.01.001

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Infections following renal transplantation remain a major cause of morbidity and death. Aspergillus fumigates is an invasive opportunistic fungal infection with a rapid course and grave prognosis. Early diagnosis is critical for a favourable outcome in invasive aspergillusis, but is difficult to achieve with easy methods of diagnosis; deep tissue diagnostic specimens are often difficult to obtain from critically ill patients. We report a case of cadaver donor renal allograft recipient who had a fatal pulmonary infection with rapid downhill course due to Aspergillus fumigatus.


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