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Concomitant Cryptococcosis and Burkholderia Infection in an Asymptomatic Lung Transplant Patient with Cystic Fibrosis

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Author(s): S. Shafaghi | M. Pour Abdollah | P. Tabarsi | F. Ghorbani | S. S. M. Makki | H. R. Khoddami Vishteh1 | J. Faeghi | K. Najafizadeh

Journal: International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine
ISSN 2008-6490

Volume: 1;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 183;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Cryptococcosis | Burkholderia infection | Cystic fibrosis | Double lung transplantation

ABSTRACT
Concomitant pulmonary infections with Cryptococcus neoformans and Burkholderia cepacia in lung transplant recipients are very rare and create unique diagnostic and therapeutic dilemmas.Herein, we present a double lung transplant patient with cystic fibrosis who was found to have coinfection with these two rare organisms, though he was completely asymptomatic.
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