Concomitant pulmonary infection with Nocardia transvalensis and Aspergillus ustus in lung transplantation

Miguel M. Cabada, Shawn P. Nishi, Alfred S. Lea, Vicki Schnadig, Gisele A. Lombard, Scott D. Lick, Vincent G. Valentine

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Abstract

Lung infections with Nocardia and Aspergillus spp in lung transplant recipients (LTRs) create diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. The present case illustrates the difficulties in identifying these pathogens in LTRs. A high degree of clinical suspicion and aggressive early management are required to ensure good outcomes. Although prospective data on treating these conditions are scarce, the empiric use of combination broad-spectrum anti-microbials initially seems prudent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)900-903
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Volume29
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 10 2010

Keywords

  • Nocardia
  • aspergillus
  • lung transplantation
  • opportunistic pathogens
  • resistant organisms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Transplantation

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