Donor-related coccidioidomycosis in organ transplant recipients

TitleDonor-related coccidioidomycosis in organ transplant recipients
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsWright PW, Pappagianis D, Wilson M, Louro A, Moser SA, Komatsu K, Pappas PG
JournalClin Infect Dis
Pagination1265 - 9
Date Published37196
ISSN1537-6591 (Electronic) 1058-4838 (Linking)
Accession Number14557974
Keywords*Coccidioides, *Tissue Donors, Adult, Coccidioidomycosis / *mortality / transmission, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Organ Transplantation / *adverse effects

Most cases of coccidioidomycosis in organ transplant recipients arise from either primary infection with Coccidioides immitis after environmental exposure or from reactivation of latent infection. Herein, we report 2 cases of rapidly fatal, disseminated coccidioidomycosis that occurred in organ transplant recipients who had never lived in or visited an area where C. immitis is endemic. Both subjects had received a transplanted organ from the same donor, an individual with unrecognized active coccidioidomycosis at the time of his death.

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