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Respir Care. 2010 Dec;55(12):1746-50.

Airway dehiscence after lung transplantation in a patient with cystic fibrosis.

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Lung Transplant Program, University of Kentucky Medical Center, 800 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40536-0293, USA.


The presence of resistant pathogens in the lower airways of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) is not an absolute contraindication for lung transplantation. We describe a case in which a patient with CF died as a result of an anastomotic dehiscence, ischemia, and infection with linezolid-resistant methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. We review infection issues during the post-lung-transplant period and related anastomotic dehiscence in CF.

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