Disseminated Scedosporium apiospermum infection in a cystic fibrosis patient after double-lung transplantation

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (non vérifié)

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Scedosporium apiospermum is a saprophytic ubiquitous filamentous fungus. It can cause a wide spectrum of diseases, from localized to invasive infections. S apiospermum has been described as one of the major fungal agents of chronic colonization of airways in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. Invasive infections due to S apiospermum are only rarely reported in CF after lung transplantation. A 26-year-old woman with CF and chronic bronchial colonization by S apiospermum developed bilateral chorioretinitis and subcutaneous nodules 4 weeks after double-lung transplantation (LTx). Isolates of S api…

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