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Cladosporium Esophagitis After Liver Transplantation: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Gregg, Kevin MD; Pursell, Kenneth MD

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice: May 2011 - Volume 19 - Issue 3 - pp 158-160
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e3181f5eadb
Review Articles

Cladosporium species are increasingly being recognized as opportunistic pathogens in solid-organ transplant recipients. These infections require prolonged antifungal treatment and are associated with significant mortality in this population. The most commonly reported clinical manifestation in transplant recipients is brain abscess; however, there are now several reports of infection outside the central nervous system. In this report, we present the first case of apparently successfully treated Cladosporium esophagitis in a liver transplant recipient.

From the Section of Infectious Diseases and Global Health, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL.

Correspondence to: Kevin Gregg, MD, 5841 S Maryland Ave MC5065, Chicago, IL 60637. E-mail: kevin.gregg@uchospitals.edu.

The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.