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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 444-446

Fatal aspergillosis of the renal vasculature in a combined liver-kidney transplant recipient


1 Department of Infectious Diseases, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA
3 Institute of Infectious Diseases, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
4 Department of Liver Transplant Surgery, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
5 Department of Infectious Diseases, Apollo Cancer Hospitals, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
6 Department of Microbiology, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
7 Department of Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory and Transplantation Immunology, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Vasant Nagvekar
Department of Infectious Diseases, Apollo Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/ijmm.IJMM_18_165

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Invasive aspergillosis remains a problem in solid organs and haematopoietic stem cell transplants. We report a case of 12-year-old female with primary hyperoxaluria with regular haemodialysis for the end-stage renal disease. She underwent a combined liver and renal transplantation which got infected by aspergillosis. In this case study, it is speculated that the most likely source of Aspergillus was contaminated preservative solution (perfusate), resulting in infection within the donor kidney and subsequent systemic infection in the recipient. This case study calls for critical analysis and needs for the routine culture of the preservative solution before transplantation, to detect any fungal contamination and manage it prophylactically.






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