Transplantation of yeast-infected cardiac allografts: a report of 2 cases

Gamma, R; Carrel, T; Schmidli, J; Zimmerli, S; Tanner, Hildegard; Hullin, R; Mohacsi, PJ (2005). Transplantation of yeast-infected cardiac allografts: a report of 2 cases. Journal of heart and lung transplantation, 24(8), pp. 1159-62. New York, N.Y.: Elsevier 10.1016/j.healun.2004.07.015

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For the first time in the literature to date, we report 2 cases of transplantation of yeast-infected cardiac allografts. In both cases, endocardial vegetations were observed before graft implantation. Microbiologic samples grew yeasts: Rhodotorula glutinis was found close to the left atrial appendage in the first case and Candida parapsilosis was identified in a vegetation located at the base of the tricuspid valve in the second case. We discuss the possible routes of donor organ infection and management of these 2 unusual cases.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Haematology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Medicine and Hospital Pharmacy (DOLS) > Clinic of Infectiology

UniBE Contributor:

Zimmerli, Stefan and Tanner, Hildegard

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1053-2498

ISBN:

16102465

Publisher:

Elsevier

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:00

Last Modified:

02 Feb 2016 13:47

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.healun.2004.07.015

PubMed ID:

16102465

Web of Science ID:

000231300600039

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/25699 (FactScience: 60761)

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