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J Clin Microbiol. 2004 May;42(5):2347-9.

Posttransplantation disseminated coccidioidomycosis acquired from donor lungs.

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Clinical Microbiology-Immunology Laboratories, University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514, USA. mbmiller@unch.unc.edu

Abstract

A North Carolinian developed fatal coccidioidomycosis immediately after bilateral lung transplantation. The donor had previously traveled to Mexico, and the recipient had no travel history to an area where Coccidioides immitis is endemic. Immunosuppressive therapy of the transplant recipient likely reactivated latent Coccidioides infection in the donor lungs, leading to posttransplant coccidioidomycosis.

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PMC404664
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