Scedosporium apiospermum (Pseudoallescheria boydii) infection in lung transplant recipients.

  title={Scedosporium apiospermum (Pseudoallescheria boydii) infection in lung transplant recipients.},
  author={Hina Sahi and Robin K Avery and Omar A. Minai and Geraldine C. Hall and Atul C. Mehta and Paola Raina and Marie A Budev},
  journal={The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation},
  volume={26 4},
BACKGROUND Scedosporium apiospermum, the asexual counterpart of the teleomorph Pseudallescheria boydii, is increasingly recognized as an important opportunistic pathogen in transplant recipients. Infection is associated with a high rate of dissemination and poor outcome overall. METHODS A retrospective analysis of The Cleveland Clinic lung transplant database identified 5 patients with S. apiospermum isolated from respiratory tract specimens. Demographic data and lung transplant outcomes were… CONTINUE READING
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