Mixed Fungal Infection in Early Period after Kidney Transplantation: A Case Report


Isiktas Sayilar E., ERSOY A. , Ayar Y., Akalin H. , CEYLAN İ. , KELEBEK GİRGİN N. , ...More

TURKISH NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS AND TRANSPLANTATION JOURNAL, vol.24, no.1, pp.134-137, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5262/tndt.2015.1001.24
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS AND TRANSPLANTATION JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.134-137

Abstract

Invasive fungal infections have a rapid and frequently fatal course in patients with solid organ transplantations. Mostly Aspergillus spp., Mucorales spp., Candida spp. and Cryptococcus neoformans are causal pathogens for opportunistic infections. Aspergillus spp. and Mucorales spp. especially lead to invasive fungal infections at rhino-cerebral area; they show similar radiological and clinical signs and they lead to invasive fungal co-infections. In case of any doubt about invasive fungal infections, antifungal treatment should be initiated as soon as possible and immunosuppressive treatment should be considered. This case presentation is about a patient at 51 years of age who developed invasive rhino-cerebral mixed fungal infection in 4 weeks following renal transplant.