The isolation of Aspergillus fumigatus from respiratory tract specimens in heart transplant recipients is highly predictive of invasive aspergillosis.

@article{Muoz2003TheIO,
  title={The isolation of Aspergillus fumigatus from respiratory tract specimens in heart transplant recipients is highly predictive of invasive aspergillosis.},
  author={Patricia Mu{\~n}oz and Luis Cortes Alcala and Matilde S{\'a}nchez Conde and Jes{\'u}s Palomo and Juan F Y{\'a}{\~n}ez and Teresa Pel{\'a}ez and Emilio Bouza},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2003},
  volume={75 3},
  pages={326-9}
}
BACKGROUND Prompt recognition of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) after heart transplantation is essential for achieving a successful outcome. However, the significance of the isolation of from respiratory specimens in heart transplant recipients is not established. METHODS From 1990 to 1999, we analyzed first respiratory specimens with spp. growth from heart transplant patients in our institution. All specimens were cultured in both fungal and conventional media. Diagnosis of proven… CONTINUE READING

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