Aspergillus Fumigatus Spondylodiskitis in Renal Transplant Patient: Voriconazole Experience

ERSOY A., Dizdar O. S., Koc A. O., Akalin H., ENER B.

EXPERIMENTAL AND CLINICAL TRANSPLANTATION, vol.9, no.4, pp.265-269, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.265-269
  • Keywords: Aspergillus fumigatus, Spondylodiskitis, Renal transplant, Voriconazole, Immunosuppression, INVASIVE ASPERGILLOSIS, OSTEOMYELITIS, INFECTION, RECIPIENT, DIAGNOSIS
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


The incidence of invasive aspergillosis has increased after solid organ transplant. However, aspergillus osteomyelitis in vertebrae is rare. We report a case of aspergillus spondylodiskitis after pulmonary aspergillosis in a renal transplant recipient. He was treated by antifungal therapy and surgical intervention. The transplantist should be alert for a diagnosis of aspergillus spondylodiskitis in recipients who developed back pain after aspergillosis infection in other sites.