Zygomycosis in a renal allograft recipient
Publication Type:Journal Article
Source:Indian Journal of Nephrology, Volume 19, Number 1, p.30-33 (2009)
Keywords:adult, amphotericin B, article, azathioprine, biopsy, bleeding, case report, cyclosporin A, daclizumab, diabetes mellitus, drug substitution, drug withdrawal, female, graft recipient, graft rejection, hemodialysis, human, infection risk, kidney allograft, kidney failure, methylprednisolone, mucormycosis, mycophenolic acid 2 morpholinoethyl ester, prednisolone, rapamycin, Rhizopus, thymocyte antibody, valganciclovir
Invasive fungal infections can cause considerable morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised patients. Zygomycosis is a type of invasive fungal infection with a rapid course and grave prognosis. Renal transplant recipients with concomitant diabetes mellitus are most susceptible to this infection. We report here a case of disseminated zygomycosis ( Rhizopus sp.) in a renal allograft recipient with posttransplant diabetes mellitus (PTDM). This is the first reported case of zygomycosis caused by Rhizopus species.
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