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Sepsis-like histoplasmosis in a kidney transplant patient

By Ana Raquel Fernandes, Laila Almeida Viana, Juliana Busato Mansur, Mariana de Moraes Françoso, Daniel Wagner de Castro Lima Santos, Helio Tedesco Silva and José Osmar Medina Pestana


Abstract Histoplasmosis is a fungus infection that mainly affects immunosuppressed patients. The authors present a case of a kidney transplant recipient who developed sepsis-like histoplasmosis, na atypical but severe manifestation of the disease. The fungus was found in blood and in a skin biopsy, and the treatment with liposomal amphotericin resulted in hepatotoxicity

Topics: kidney transplant, immunosuppression, sepsis, opportunistic infections, Diseases of the genitourinary system. Urology, RC870-923
Publisher: Sociedade Brasileira de Nefrologia
Year: 2018
DOI identifier: 10.1590/1678-4685-jbn-3767
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