Donor-Related Coccidioidomycosis in Organ Transplant Recipients

Academic Article


  • Most cases of coccidioidomycosis in organ transplant recipients arise from either primary infection with Coccidioides immitis after environmental exposure or from reactivation of latent infection. Herein, we report 2 cases of rapidly fatal, disseminated coccidioidomycosis that occurred in organ transplant recipients who had never lived in or visited an area where C. immitis is endemic. Both subjects had received a transplanted organ from the same donor, an individual with unrecognized active coccidioidomycosis at the time of his death.
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    Author List

  • Wright PW; Pappagianis D; Wilson M; Louro A; Moser SA; Komatsu K; Pappas PG
  • Start Page

  • 1265
  • End Page

  • 1269
  • Volume

  • 37
  • Issue

  • 9