Invasive Scedosporium sternal osteomyelitis following lung transplant: Cured

Eve J. Denton, Olivia Smibert, J. Gooi, C. O. Morrissey, G. Snell, D. McGiffin, M. Paraskeva

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Abstract

Scedosporium is an important pathogen in cystic fibrosis (CF) and post-transplant but rarely causes invasive infection. Treatment remains challenging, particularly due to inherent resistance to multiple antifungal agents. We present a young man with CF who developed invasive sternal and rib infection 10-months following lung transplant. The infection has been clinically and radiologically cured with extensive surgery and triazole therapy. This case highlights the importance of adjunctive surgery in addition to prolonged triazole treatment to manage invasive Scedosporium infections in immunosuppressed patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-16
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Mycology Case Reports
Volume12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016

Keywords

  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Posaconazole
  • Scedosporium
  • Transplant
  • Voriconazole

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