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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 580-582

Progression of hepatic aspergillosis following second renal transplantation in a patient with recurrent glomerulonephritis


1 Department of Nephrology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
2 Department of Pathology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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Krishan L Gupta
Department Nephrology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.107831

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Invasive aspergillosis is a serious complication in renal transplant recipients. Hepatic involvement, although seen in liver transplant recipients, has not been reported following renal transplantation. We describe here an interesting occurrence of hepatic Aspergillus infection in a renal transplant recipient. The infection responded to anti-fungal therapy, but there was re-activation following a second renal transplant. In addition, the patient had recurrence of the underlying membrano-proliferative glomerulonephritis following both transplants. The relevant existing literature relating to these problems has been reviewed.


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