Donor-derived Coccidioides immitis fungemia in solid organ transplant recipients.

TitleDonor-derived Coccidioides immitis fungemia in solid organ transplant recipients.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsBlodget E, P Geiseler J, Larsen RA, Stapfer M, Qazi Y, Petrovic LM
JournalTransplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society// Transpl Infect Dis
Pagination305 - 10
Date Published2012//
ISBN Number1399-3062
Other Numbersd1d, 100883688
Keywords*Coccidioides/ip [Isolation & Purification], *Coccidioidomycosis/tm [Transmission], *Fungemia/mi [Microbiology], *Heart Transplantation/ae [Adverse Effects], *Kidney Transplantation/ae [Adverse Effects], *Liver Transplantation/ae [Adverse Effects], Adult, Aged, Coccidioidomycosis/di [Diagnosis], Coccidioidomycosis/dt [Drug Therapy], Female, Fungemia/di [Diagnosis], Fungemia/dt [Drug Therapy], Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Tissue and Organ Harvesting, Tissue Donors, Transplants/ae [Adverse Effects], Young Adult

We report disseminated coccidioidomycosis in 3 transplant recipients from a donor in an endemic area found to have unrecognized meningeal coccidioidomycosis. All 3 transplant recipients presented within 3 weeks of receipt of their organ. Only 1 organ recipient survived the acute presentation of coccidioidomycosis. Serologic testing for Coccidioides immitis infection should be considered for organ donors residing in endemic areas.Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons A/S.

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