Successful eradication of mucormycosis occurring in a pulmonary allograft.


Journal Article

The zygomycetes are saprophytic fungi that rarely cause disease in the normal human host. In immunocompromised individuals, these organisms can cause invasive infections, collectively called mucormycosis. Mucormycosis is associated with a high mortality rate, especially in organ transplant recipients. In this report, we describe the first case of successfully treated mucormycosis involving a pulmonary allograft. Treatment consisted of surgical excision of the affected lobe and chest wall and lipid-complex amphotericin B. The lipid complex formulation permitted a prolonged course of therapy that was likely critical to eradication of the infection.

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Cited Authors

  • Hunstad, DA; Cohen, AH; St Geme, JW

Published Date

  • August 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 801 - 804

PubMed ID

  • 10512529

Pubmed Central ID

  • 10512529

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-3117

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1053-2498

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s1053-2498(99)00033-9


  • eng