Fungal infection following renal transplantation.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Twenty-seven deep fungal infections developed in 22 of 171 patients following renal transplantation. These infections included cryptococcosis (ten), nocardiosis (seven), candidiasis (four), aspergillosis (two), phycomycosis (two), chromomycosis (one), and subcutaneous infection with Phialophora gougeroti (one). Twelve infections occurred in living-related and ten in cadaveric recipients. Nineteen of the 22 patients were male. Infections occurred from 0 to 61 months after transplantation. Complicating non-fungal infections were present concomitantly in 15 patients. Thirteen patients died, eight probably as a result of fungal infection. Appropriate diagnostic procedures yielded a diagnosis in 20 of 27 infections, and therapy was begun in 18 patients. Serologic, culture, and biopsy procedures useful in making rapid diagnoses are advocated in the hope of increasing survival.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gallis, HA; Berman, RA; Cate, TR; Hamilton, JD; Gunnells, JC; Stickel, DL

Published Date

  • September 1, 1975

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 135 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 1163 - 1172

PubMed ID

  • 1100007

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-9926


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States