Renal transplant patient survives a donor-derived abdominal invasive mucormycosis (Lichtheimia ramosa)

E M Spithoven, A H W Bruns, B J Petri, P J Haas, T Q Nguyen, F Hagen, A D van Zuilen

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Mucormycosis is a life-threatening invasive fungal infection, most commonly described in severely immunocompromised patients. It is characterized by rapid invasive growth of the fungus and often with fatal outcome. We report a case of a renal transplant recipient diagnosed with a donor-derived invasive mucormycosis. In this patient, we used a step-wise approach of withdrawal of immunosuppressants, antifungal induction therapy, extensive surgical debridement of all (potentially) infected tissue, abdominal irrigation of liposomal amphotericin B and interferon gamma. Due to rapid diagnosis and intensive therapy the patient survived.

Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)39-42
Aantal pagina's4
TijdschriftMedical Mycology Case Reports
Volume30
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - 01 nov 2020

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