Cure of mycormycosis in a renal transplant patient receiving ciclosporin with maintenance of immunosuppression

A. H. Kaplan, E. Poza-Juncal, R. Shapiro, J. T. Stapleton

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Abstract

Rhinocerebral mucormycosis in renal transplant recipients is associated with high mortality and allograft rejection. We report the first case of successful treatment of mucormycosis in a renal transplant recipient receiving ciclosporin and corticosteroids with maintenance of renal function. It is postulated that the relatively specific immunosuppression caused by ciclosporin, together with aggressive medical and surgical intervention, may enable the cure of this life-threatening fungal infection without loss of donor kidney function.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-142
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Nephrology
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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