Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-65868
Zbinden, A; Imhof, A; Wilhelm, M J; Ruschitzka, F; Wild, P; Bloemberg, G V; Mueller, N J (2012). Fatal outcome after heart transplantation caused by Aspergillus lentulus. Transplant Infectious Disease, 14(5):E60-E63.
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Opportunistic invasive fungal infections are a major cause of mortality in immunocompromised patients. Early diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis and proper identification of the causative agent is crucial for guidance of therapy. Accurate differentiation of Aspergillus lentulus, a filamentous fungus often misidentified as atypical Aspergillus fumigatus, is of concern as multiple antifungal drugs show a reduced susceptibility. This is the first report, to our knowledge, of a proven pulmonary invasive fungal infection caused by A. lentulus after heart transplantation.
|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Medical Microbiology|
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Infectious Diseases
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery
|DDC:||570 Life sciences; biology|
610 Medicine & health
|Deposited On:||25 Oct 2012 16:23|
|Last Modified:||28 Nov 2013 01:24|
|Citations:||Web of Science®. Times cited: 2|
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