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Minerva Pneumologica 1999 June;38(2):99-104

Copyright © 1999 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.


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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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