Donor-Related Coccidioidomycosis in Organ Transplant Recipients

Patty W. Wright, Demosthenes Pappagianis, Mark Wilson, Ana Louro, Stephen A. Moser, Kenneth Komatsu, Peter G. Pappas

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Most cases of coccidioidomycosis in organ transplant recipients arise from either primary infection with Coccidioides immitis after environmental exposure or from reactivation of latent infection. Herein, we report 2 cases of rapidly fatal, disseminated coccidioidomycosis that occurred in organ transplant recipients who had never lived in or visited an area where C. immitis is endemic. Both subjects had received a transplanted organ from the same donor, an individual with unrecognized active coccidioidomycosis at the time of his death.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1265-1269
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Issue number9
StatePublished - Nov 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology


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