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Case Reports in Transplantation
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 1879529, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/1879529
Case Report

Scedosporiosis in a Combined Kidney and Liver Transplant Recipient: A Case Report of Possible Transmission from a Near-Drowning Donor

1Department of Abdominal Transplant, Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI, USA
2University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI 53726, USA
3Department of Critical Care, Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI, USA
4Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell University and New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, USA

Received 29 August 2016; Accepted 6 November 2016

Academic Editor: Graeme Forrest

Copyright © 2016 Rachael Leek et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Scedosporium spp. are saprobic fungi that cause serious infections in immunocompromised hosts and in near-drowning victims. Solid organ transplant recipients are at increased risk of scedosporiosis as they require aggressive immunosuppression to prevent allograft rejection. We present a case of disseminated Scedosporium apiospermum infection occurring in the recipient of a combined kidney and liver transplantation whose organs were donated by a near-drowning victim and review the literature of scedosporiosis in solid organ transplantation.