Posts Tagged ‘Aspergillus’

June 21, 2013

Colonization With Small Conidia Aspergillus Species Is Associated With Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome: A Two-Center Validation Study


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Aspergillus colonization is common after lung transplantation. Size of conidia may be important for the virulence of Aspergillus species. Weigt et al. performed a retrospective review of 780 lung transplant patients from two U.S. centers. Patients colonized with small conidia Aspergillus (but not large conidia species) had a significantly greater risk for developing bronchiolitis obliterans […]

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January 28, 2013

Increased incidence of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma in lung transplant recipients taking long-term voriconazole


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Voriconazole is commonly prescribed for treatment of fungal infections in lung transplant recipients. Typically patients are treated for several weeks with this medication. This retrospective study of 120 lung transplant recipients compared the incidence of squamous cell carcinoma in patients with and without voriconazole use. Squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) developed in 39.5% of patients who […]

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January 28, 2013

Increased incidence of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma in lung transplant recipients taking long-term voriconazole


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Voriconazole is commonly prescribed for treatment of fungal infections in lung transplant recipients. Typically patients are treated for several weeks with this medication. This retrospective study of 120 lung transplant recipients compared the incidence of squamous cell carcinoma in patients with and without voriconazole use. Squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) developed in 39.5% of patients who […]

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