Concomitant pulmonary infection with Nocardia transvalensis and Aspergillus ustus in lung transplantation

Academic Article


  • Lung infections with Nocardia and Aspergillus spp in lung transplant recipients (LTRs) create diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. The present case illustrates the difficulties in identifying these pathogens in LTRs. A high degree of clinical suspicion and aggressive early management are required to ensure good outcomes. Although prospective data on treating these conditions are scarce, the empiric use of combination broad-spectrum anti-microbials initially seems prudent. © 2010 International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. All rights reserved.
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    Pubmed Id

  • 16490626
  • Author List

  • Cabada MM; Nishi SP; Lea AS; Schnadig V; Lombard GA; Lick SD; Valentine VG
  • Start Page

  • 900
  • End Page

  • 903
  • Volume

  • 29
  • Issue

  • 8