Pseudomembranous tracheobronchitis caused by Rhizopus sp. after allogeneic stem cell transplantation

Kathryn E. Williams, James M. Parish, Philip J. Lyng, Robert W. Viggiano, Lewis J. Wesselius, Idris T. Ocal, Holenarasipur R. Vikram

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Abstract

Invasive fungal infections are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in allogeneic stem cell transplant recipients. They can occasionally involve the tracheobronchial tree with serious clinical consequences. Tracheobronchial involvement is often an unexpected finding during diagnostic bronchoscopy. Herein, we report a case of pseudomembranous tracheobronchitis caused by Rhizopus sp. in an allogeneic stem cell transplant recipient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)166-169
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2014

Keywords

  • Allogeneic stem cell transplant
  • Mucormycosis
  • Pseudomembranous
  • Rhizopus
  • Tracheobronchitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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