Immune reconstitution syndrome after voriconazole treatment for cryptococcal meningitis in a liver transplant recipient.


Journal Article

A new entity that comprises symptomatic worsening of an infectious or inflammatory process despite appropriate treatment was described a few years ago in human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy. This entity was defined as immune reconstitution syndrome, and it is believed to result from an intense inflammatory reaction in patients with an appropriately treated infection who recover immunological status. Recently, immune reconstitution syndrome has also been described in transplant recipients, although information is scarce because of its low incidence. Here we describe a new case of immune reconstitution syndrome in a liver transplant recipient after successful treatment of cryptococcal meningitis.

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Cited Authors

  • Crespo, G; Cervera, C; Michelena, J; Marco, F; Moreno, A; Navasa, M

Published Date

  • November 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1671 - 1674

PubMed ID

  • 18975277

Pubmed Central ID

  • 18975277

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1527-6473

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1527-6465

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/lt.21601


  • eng