Fungal infection in a post-renal transplant patient with Diaporthe.

Fungal infection in a post-renal transplant patient with Diaporthe.

Indian J Med Microbiol. 2019 Jul-Sep;37(3):454-456

Authors: Vichitra K, Gopal L, Govindarao B, Chandrasekaran V, Kindo AJ

Abstract
Post-renal transplant fungal infections continue to be a major cause of mortality and morbidity. Universally reported fungi are Candida, especially Candida albicans, Cryptococcus, Aspergillus, Trichophyton rubrum and Pityriasis versicolor. Here, we report a case of infection caused by a rare fungus Diaporthe. It is an endophyte reported as plant pathogens and infrequently in humans and mammals. The patient was a renal transplant recipient on immunosuppressant. He had hypothyroidism and diagnosed with permanent pacemaker due to a complete heart block. The patient was treated with itraconazole (200 mg) successfully.

PMID: 32003353 [PubMed – in process]

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