Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology

Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology / 2013 / Article

Case Report | Open Access

Volume 24 |Article ID 603405 | https://doi.org/10.1155/2013/603405

Paulo Gewehr, Bruno Jung, Valerio Aquino, Roberto C Manfro, Fábio Spuldaro, Regis G Rosa, Luciano Z Goldani, "Sporotrichosis in Renal Transplant Patients", Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, vol. 24, Article ID 603405, 3 pages, 2013. https://doi.org/10.1155/2013/603405

Sporotrichosis in Renal Transplant Patients

Abstract

The current report describes two renal transplant recipients who presented with sporotrichosis. In addition, the authors review the general aspects of sporotrichosis in renal transplant recipients reported in the literature. Sporotrichosis is a rare fungal infection in transplant patients and has been reported primarily in renal transplant recipients not treated with antifungal prophylaxis. Extracutaneous forms of sporotrichosis without skin manifestations and no previous history of traumatic injuries have been described in such patients and are difficult to diagnose. Renal transplant recipients with sporotrichosis described in the present report were successfully treated with antifungal therapy including amphotericin B deoxycholate, lipid amphotericin B formulations, fluconazole and itraconazole.

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