Probable Phaeoacremonium parasiticum as a cause of cavitary native lung nodules after single lung transplantation

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  • Lung nodules after lung transplantation most often represent infection or post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder in the allograft. Conversely, native lung nodules in single lung transplant recipients are more likely to be bronchogenic carcinoma. We present a patient who developed native lung cavitary nodules. Although malignancy was anticipated, evaluation revealed probable Phaeoacremonium parasiticum infection. Phaeoacremonium parasiticum is a dematiaceous fungus first described as a cause of soft tissue infection in a renal transplant patient. Lung nodules have not been previously described and this is the first case, to our knowledge, of P. parasiticum identified after lung transplantation. © 2012 John Wiley & Sons A/S.
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  • Shah SK; Parto P; Lombard GA; James MA; Beckles DL; Lick S; Valentine VG
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  • 15
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  • 1