Alternariosis after liver transplantation.


Journal Article (Review)

Alternaria is a saprophytic fungus that is increasingly recognized as a human pathogen, particularly in immunocompromised hosts, including solid-organ transplant recipients. Although combined surgical and medical treatment seem to be useful in the management of this infection, an optimal antifungal therapy remains to be defined. Only four cases of alternariosis after orthotopic liver transplantation have been reported. We describe an additional case and review the literature on infections due to Alternaria in organ transplant recipients, with special emphasis on treatment.

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Cited Authors

  • Benito, N; Moreno, A; Puig, J; Rimola, A

Published Date

  • December 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 72 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1840 - 1843

PubMed ID

  • 11740399

Pubmed Central ID

  • 11740399

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1534-6080

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0041-1337

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00007890-200112150-00023


  • eng