Fatal disseminated Conidiobolus coronatus infection in a renal transplant patient.

  title={Fatal disseminated Conidiobolus coronatus infection in a renal transplant patient.},
  author={Suzanne Duni Walker and Roderick V Clark and Coleman T King and John Eric Humphries and L S Lytle and Donald E Butkus},
  journal={American journal of clinical pathology},
  volume={98 6},
A case of fatal disseminated fungal infection due to Conidiobolus coronatus in a patient with a renal transplant is described. This organism, known to cause localized infections in otherwise healthy individuals in the tropics, is now recognized as a cause of fatal infection in immunosuppressed hosts. Histologically, localized infections are characterized by lack of vessel invasion and the presence of an eosinophilic sleeve around fungal elements, called the Splendore-Hoeppli phenomenon. The… CONTINUE READING

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