Localized cecal zygomycosis following renal transplantation

A. Echo, R. V. Hovsepian, Gary K. Shen

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Abstract

Zygomycosis occurs as an opportunistic infection following organ transplantation and immunosuppressive therapy. Gastrointestinal zygomycosis is an exceedingly rare and usually fatal presentation of this infection. We discuss the case of a renal transplant recipient who survived cecal perforation from zygomycosis. The successful treatment consisted of aggressive surgical resection, intensive course of antifungal therapy, and rapid withdrawal of anti-rejection medications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)68-70
Number of pages3
JournalTransplant Infectious Disease
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2005

Keywords

  • Gastrointestinal complications
  • Immunosuppression
  • Renal transplantation
  • Zygomycosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Transplantation

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