Disseminated Scedosporium apiospermum central nervous system infection after lung transplantation : A case report with successful recovery

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Paajanen , J , Halme , M , Palomäki , M & Anttila , V-J 2019 , ' Disseminated Scedosporium apiospermum central nervous system infection after lung transplantation : A case report with successful recovery ' , Medical mycology case reports , vol. 24 , pp. 37-40 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mmcr.2019.03.003

Title: Disseminated Scedosporium apiospermum central nervous system infection after lung transplantation : A case report with successful recovery
Author: Paajanen, Juuso; Halme, Maija; Palomäki, Maarit; Anttila, Veli-Jukka
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Keuhkosairauksien yksikkö
University of Helsinki, HUS Heart and Lung Center
University of Helsinki, HUS Medical Imaging Center
University of Helsinki, HUS Inflammation Center
Date: 2019-06
Number of pages: 4
Belongs to series: Medical mycology case reports
ISSN: 2211-7539
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/311682
Abstract: Scedosporium species are fungal opportunistic pathogens frequently seen in chronic lung diseases such as in cystic fibrosis (CF). They can cause a wide spectrum of diseases mainly in immunodeficient patients. Invasive, disseminated infections with poor prognosis have been described after lung transplantation. We present a CF-patient with disseminated Scedosporium apiospermum infection after lung transplantation. The patient had skin, surgical wound, spinal cord, and brain involvements. She recovered fully after prolonged course of voriconazole treatment.
Subject: Cystic fibrosis
Lung transplantation
Scedosporium apiospermum
Disseminated CNS infection
Voriconazole
THERAPY
VORICONAZOLE
PROLIFICANS
3121 Internal medicine
3126 Surgery, anesthesiology, intensive care, radiology
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