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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 1999 April;40(2):223-6

Copyright © 2000 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Pulmonary Rhizopus rhizopodiformis cavitary abscess in a cardiac allograft recipient

Tan H. P., Razzouk A., Gundry S. R., Bailey L.

From the Division of General Surgery * Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery Department of Surgery Loma Linda University Medical Center Loma Linda, California, USA


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Pulmonary mucormycosis is rare in solid organ transplant recipients. Only one case has been reported previously in a cardiac allograft recipient. However, the Rhizopus species in that study was not identified. We report a case of successful surgical treatment of pulmonary cavitary mucormycosis due to Rhizopus rhizopodiformis in a cardiac allograft transplant recipient. A review of the literature on pulmonary mucormycosis occurring in solid organ transplant recipients is also presented.

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