Pulmonary phaeohyphomycosis caused by phaeoacremonium in a kidney transplant recipient: Successful treatment with posaconazole

Saivaralaxmi Monaganti, Carlos A.Q. Santos, Andrea Markwardt, Morgan A. Pence, Daniel C. Brennan

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Abstract

We report a rare case of pulmonary phaeohyphomycosis in a 49-year-old woman 6 years after kidney transplantation. She presented with dyspnea, cough, and fatigue. Her chest CT scan revealed nodular opacities in the right upper lung. A fine needle aspirate biopsy culture yielded Phaeoacremonium and surgical pathology of the biopsy showed chronic inflammation. We successfully treated her with posaconazole and managed drug interactions between posaconazole and tacrolimus. This is the second reported case of biopsy-proven pulmonary infection by Phaeoacremonium in a kidney transplant recipient and successfully treated with posaconazole.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number902818
JournalCase Reports in Medicine
Volume2014
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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  • Medicine(all)

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