Fatal Emmonsia sp. Infection and fungemia after orthotopic liver transplantation

Shanthi Kappagoda, Jason Yeates Adams, Robert Luo, Niaz Banaei, Waldo Concepcion, Dora Y. Ho

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We report a fatal case of disseminated Emmonsia sp. infection in a 55-year-old man who received an orthotopic liver transplant. The patient had pneumonia and fungemia, and multisystem organ failure developed. As human habitats and the number of immunocompromised patients increase, physicians must be aware of this emerging fungal infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)346-349
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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