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Dactylaria infection of a human being: pulmonary disease in a heart transplant recipient.

Mancini, M C; McGinnis, M R.
J Heart Lung Transplant; 11(4 Pt 1): 827-30, 1992 Jul-Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-1498151
We describe a case of pulmonary abscess caused by Dactylaria constricta in a heart transplant recipient. A 30-year-old man with a 1-month history of fever and cough was found by computed tomographic scan to have a cavitary lesion in the lingular segment in the upper lobe of his left lung. Culture of a needle biopsy specimen yielded a pure culture of D. constricta. The patient was successfully treated with systemic amphotericin B therapy, which resulted in resolution of the clinical symptoms and of the cavitary lesion.
Selo DaSilva