Candidal anastomotic infection in lung transplant recipients: successful treatment with a combination of systemic and inhaled antifungal agents.


Journal Article

Anastomotic infection is an uncommon but potentially life-threatening complication after lung transplantation. We recently encountered three lung transplant recipients with invasive candidal anastomotic infection. Two patients were admitted with dyspnea and fever, and one asymptomatic infection was detected on surveillance bronchoscopy. All three patients were treated similarly with a combination of intravenous amphotericin B, inhaled amphotericin B, and oral fluconazole. The combination of systemic and inhaled antifungal agents successfully treated all three cases of anastomotic infection.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Palmer, SM; Perfect, JR; Howell, DN; Lawrence, CM; Miralles, AP; Davis, RD; Tapson, VF

Published Date

  • October 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 1029 - 1033

PubMed ID

  • 9811413

Pubmed Central ID

  • 9811413

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1053-2498


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States