Aspergillus fumigatus epidural abscess in a renal transplant recipient.

  title={Aspergillus fumigatus epidural abscess in a renal transplant recipient.},
  author={I Ingwer and Kenneth R Mcleish and Robert Tight and Arthur White},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={138 1},
An epidural abscess caused by Aspergillus fumigatus occurred in a recipient of a cadaveric, renal allograft. The patient had persistent back pain and a peripheral neuropathy that involved the lower extremities. Signs of spinal cord compression evolved. No definite portal of entry was found. Diagnosis was made by histologic examination and culture of a biopsy specimen. Therapy, consisting of aggressive surgical debridement, intravenous amphotericin B, and oral flucytosine was unsuccessful in… CONTINUE READING


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