Alternariosis after liver transplantation

Natividad Benito*, Asunción Moreno, Jordi Puig, Antoni Rimola

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Abstract

Alternaria is a saprophytic fungus that is increasingly recognized as a human pathogen, particularly in immunocompromised hosts, including solid-organ transplant recipients. Although combined surgical and medical treatment seem to be useful in the management of this infection, an optimal antifungal therapy remains to be defined. Only four cases of alternariosis after orthotopic liver transplantation have been reported. We describe an additional case and review the literature on infections due to Alternaria in organ transplant recipients, with special emphasis on treatment.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1840-1843
Number of pages4
JournalTransplantation
Volume72
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2001

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