Exophiala jeanselmei and Rhizopus oryzae Co-infection Post Renal TransplantCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Immaculata Xess,
Professor, Department of Microbiology, AIIMS, Delhi, India.
Invasive fungal infections are associated with morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised patients. Dematiaceous fungi are being increasingly recognised as human pathogens, particularly in transplant recipients. However, most cases of dematiaceous fungus infections after organ transplantation have been reported as sole aetiological agents. We report a case of fatal, disseminated phaeohyphomycosis with rhinocerebral mucormycosis in post renal transplant patient. Quick diagnosis is challenging and inspite of aggressive management with a combination of surgical and medical therapies, the outcome is poor. Amphotericin B remains the cornerstone in the medical management of mucormycosis and itraconazole in phaeohyphomycosis, still we are short of drugs to fight against such catastrophic organisms.
Dematiaceous fungi, Mucormycosis, Phaeohyphomycosis
Suneeta Meena, Gagandeep Singh, Mragnayani Pandey, Immaculata Xess. EXOPHIALA JEANSELMEI AND RHIZOPUS ORYZAE CO-INFECTION POST RENAL TRANSPLANT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2019 June [cited: 2019 Jun 21 ]; 13:DD01-DD03. Available from
Date of Submission: Nov 28, 2018
Date of Peer Review: Feb 01, 2019
Date of Acceptance: Apr 22, 2019
Date of Publishing: Jun 01, 2019
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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