Coccidioidomycosis and lung transplantation

Holenarasipur R. Vikram, Amrita Dosanjh, Janis E. Blair

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Abstract

Coccidioidomycosis, an endemic fungal infection in the desert southwestern United States, causes substantial morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised hosts. Because lungs are the primary site of coccidioidal infection, lung transplant recipients in endemic areas remain particularly vulnerable. Moreover, direct airway communication to the environment, diminished cough reflex, impaired mucociliary clearance, altered alveolar macrophage function, and ischemic lung injury further enhances the risk of pulmonary infection after lung transplantation. Herein, we review available data on coccidioidomycosis in solid organ transplant recipients and candidates seeking transplantation, and propose strategies for screening, treatment, and prevention of coccidioidal infection in the lung transplant candidate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)717-721
Number of pages5
JournalTransplantation
Volume92
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 15 2011

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Coccidioidomycosis
Lung Transplantation
Lung
Infection
Southwestern United States
Transplants
Mucociliary Clearance
Mycoses
Alveolar Macrophages
Immunocompromised Host
Lung Injury
Cough
Reflex
Transplantation
Communication
Morbidity
Mortality
Transplant Recipients

Keywords

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Coccidioidomycosis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Fungal infection
  • Transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation

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Vikram, H. R., Dosanjh, A., & Blair, J. E. (2011). Coccidioidomycosis and lung transplantation. Transplantation, 92(7), 717-721. https://doi.org/10.1097/TP.0b013e31822e6e9a

Coccidioidomycosis and lung transplantation. / Vikram, Holenarasipur R.; Dosanjh, Amrita; Blair, Janis E.

In: Transplantation, Vol. 92, No. 7, 15.10.2011, p. 717-721.

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Vikram, HR, Dosanjh, A & Blair, JE 2011, 'Coccidioidomycosis and lung transplantation', Transplantation, vol. 92, no. 7, pp. 717-721. https://doi.org/10.1097/TP.0b013e31822e6e9a
Vikram, Holenarasipur R. ; Dosanjh, Amrita ; Blair, Janis E. / Coccidioidomycosis and lung transplantation. In: Transplantation. 2011 ; Vol. 92, No. 7. pp. 717-721.
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