Fatal Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Caused by Blastomycosis After Recent Orthotopic Liver Transplantation in a Non-Endemic Area
Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology
In blastomycosis, immunosuppression such as that following solid organ transplantation appears to be a risk factor for the development of overwhelming lung infection fulfilling criteria for the acute respiratory distress syndrome. Our transplant center, located outside traditional endemic areas for spp, experienced a case of fatal acute respiratory distress syndrome secondary to blastomycosis pneumonia in a recipient of recent orthotopic liver transplantation. The patient expired despite support with veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.
Sogawa, H., Misawa, R., Bodin, R., Wolf, D. C., Nog, R., Kleinman, G., Nishida, S., & Epelbaum, O. (2022). Fatal Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Caused by Blastomycosis After Recent Orthotopic Liver Transplantation in a Non-Endemic Area. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mmcr.2022.07.003