Concomitant Aspergillus and Cytomegalovirus Infection in Heart Transplant: Early Diagnosis is the Key to Successful Treatment


TİGEN E. , Tigen K., Karaahmet T., ODABAŞI Z. , KORTEN V.

EXPERIMENTAL AND CLINICAL TRANSPLANTATION, cilt.7, sa.3, ss.168-172, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 7 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Dergi Adı: EXPERIMENTAL AND CLINICAL TRANSPLANTATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.168-172

Özet

Concomitant infections, which are common in patients who have received an organ transplant, must be diagnosed and treated early to prevent high mortality rates. We describe a case of concomitant Cytomegalovirus infection and Aspergillus pneumonia in a heart transplant patient who received pulsed steroids as therapy for rejection, and we describe the successful treatment of that coinfection with ganciclovir and voriconazole.