Disseminated aspergillosis in a renal transplant patient: diagnostic difficulties re emphasized Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Aspergillosis
  • Brain Abscess
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Lung Abscess

abstract

  • An asymptomatic and radiographically occult lung abscess was the primary focus of infection in this case of fatal disseminated aspergillosis in a renal transplant recipient. Extensive neurological evaluation in response to a change in personality failed to reveal a brain abscess, which was the cause of death. This case illustrates the variability in presentations of aspergillosis and the continuing difficulties in diagnosing this infection in immunosuppressed patients.

publication date

  • December 1975

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 1102746

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 235

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 137

number

  • 5