Journal article

Cryptococcal infection in lung transplant recipients: A 5-year retrospective review at an Australian transplant center

Asma Sohail, Olivia C Smibert, Greg Snell, Miranda Paraskeva, Adam Jenney

TRANSPLANT INFECTIOUS DISEASE | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

Cryptococcosis is a common invasive fungal infection (IFI) in solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients. Little is known about cryptococcosis in lung transplant (LTx) recipients despite having one of the highest risks of infection. The aim of this study was to describe demographic and clinical features of cryptococcal infection in LTx recipients. We performed a retrospective, observational study of cryptococcal infection in LTx recipients at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, from 2012 to 2017. A total of 11 cases were identified. Seven patients (64%) were male and the median age was 54.7 years (range 34-69 years). Diagnosis occurred at a median of 233 days (range 1-3650 days) post-t..

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