Diagnosis of central nervous system invasive aspergillosis in a liver transplant recipient using microbial cell-free next generation DNA sequencing

Transpl Infect Dis. 2021 Mar 2:e13592. doi: 10.1111/tid.13592. Online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT

Invasive aspergillosis (IA) is an important opportunistic infection among patients with liver disease and liver transplants. Diagnosis of IA may be challenging, especially among patients with central nervous system infection. Herein, we demonstrate the utility of next-generation sequencing of microbial cell-free DNA in the diagnosis of fungal brain abscess in a liver transplant recipient.

PMID:33655668 | DOI:10.1111/tid.13592

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