Very early-onset of Cryptococcus neoformans disease following liver transplantation: report of two cases and a review of the literature

Tina Marinelli, Nicholas Anagnostou, Santhosh Daniel, Alan J. Wigg, Joanne Teh

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Abstract

Cryptococcosis is the third most common invasive fungal infection following solid organ transplantation, and mortality is high. Most cases occur late and are due to reactivation of latent infection; however, very early reactivation and donor-derived transmission can occur. Routine screening pre-transplant and antifungal prophylaxis for cryptococcosis post-transplant in solid organ transplantation are not standard practice. We present two cases of very early-onset Cryptococcus neoformans disease following liver transplantation to highlight the need to consider individualized pre-transplant screening and be aware that reactivation of Cryptococcosis neoformans can occur in the immediate post-transplant period.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere13227
JournalTransplant Infectious Disease
Volume22
Issue number1
Early online date30 Nov 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2020

Keywords

  • Cryptococcosus
  • Cryptococcus neoformans
  • liver transplant

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