Aspergillus fumigatus empyema, arthritis, and calcaneal osteomyelitis in a lung transplant patient successfully treated with posaconazole.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A 64-year-old male with Aspergillus fumigatus infection that had disseminated from the lung to the ankle and adjacent bone was treated successfully with posaconazole after therapy with itraconazole and amphotericin B lipid complex failed. Marked clinical improvement occurred within 6 weeks of initiation of posaconazole therapy; after 6 months, infection had resolved at all sites. The patient has had no recurrence of infection.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lodge, BA; Ashley, ED; Steele, MP; Perfect, JR

Published Date

  • March 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 42 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 1376 - 1378

PubMed ID

  • 15004125

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC356879

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0095-1137

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1128/JCM.42.3.1376-1378.2004


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States