A Rare Case of Sino-Orbital Invasive Aspergillosis in a Kidney Transplant Recipient

A Rare Case of Sino-Orbital Invasive Aspergillosis in a Kidney Transplant Recipient

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Adela D. Mattiazzi
Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA

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Invasive sino-orbital aspergillosis is an uncommon but potentially life-threating complication of kidney transplantation. Here we report a case of a patient with invasive aspergillus fumigatus sinusitis extending into the orbit in a kidney transplant recipient who was successfully treated with voriconazole and surgical debridement without requiring orbital exenteration. This case illustrates a rare but life-threatening complication of immunosuppression that highlights the importance of suspecting and promptly recognizing fungal infection of the sinuses in vulnerable organ transplant recipients in order to avoid significant morbidity and mortality.

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Case Report
Publication history
Received: Thu 19, Mar 2020
Accepted: Thu 02, Apr 2020
Published: Mon 13, Apr 2020
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© 2021 Adela D. Mattiazzi. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.31487/j.TCR.2020.01.04