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Transplantation. 1996 Apr 27;61(8):1172-5.

Destructive allograft fungal arteritis following simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, University of Miami School of Medicine, FL 33101, USA.


Fungal arteritis of the Y graft used to revascularize the whole pancreas graft developed in 2 recipients of simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant that were performed within 36 hr of each other. The vascular infection became manifest 6-7 days following transplantation. In both patients, the vasculitis culminated in an arterial rupture that required immediate operative intervention. This compromise of the Y grafts contributed to loss of both pancreatic grafts and necessitated vascular reconstruction to reperfuse the lower extremity. To date, both patients continue to experience normal kidney transplant function.

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