Successful treatment of disseminated scedosporium infection in 2 lung transplant recipients: review of the literature and recommendations for management.

@article{Musk2006SuccessfulTO,
  title={Successful treatment of disseminated scedosporium infection in 2 lung transplant recipients: review of the literature and recommendations for management.},
  author={Michael T Musk and Daniel P. Chambers and Weng Yee Chin and Ronan John Murray and Eli Gabbay},
  journal={The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation},
  year={2006},
  volume={25 10},
  pages={
          1268-72
        }
}
Scedosporium species (sp) can cause disseminated disease in lung transplant recipients with almost universal mortality. We present 2 cases of disseminated disease, which responded to voriconazole therapy. In the first case, polymerase chain reaction was used to make a rapid diagnosis and allow differentiation from Aspergillus sp. In this patient, Scedosporium sp could be isolated in the urine despite therapy, and direct irrigation of the renal tract with voriconazole was used with apparent… CONTINUE READING
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