Destructive allograft fungal arteritis following simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation

Gaetano Ciancio, George W. Burke, Ana L. Viciana, Phillip Ruiz, Enrique Ginzburg, Lorraine Dowdy, David Roth, Joshua Miller

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Abstract

Fungal arteritis of the Y graft used to revascularize the whole pancreas graft developed in 2 recipients of simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant that were performed within 36 hr of each other. The vascular infection became manifest 6-7 days following transplantation. In both patients, the vasculitis culminated in an arterial rupture that required immediate operative intervention. This compromise of the Y grafts contributed to loss of both pancreatic grafts and necessitated vascular reconstruction to reperfuse the lower extremity. To date, both patients continue to experience normal kidney transplant function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1172-1175
Number of pages4
JournalTransplantation
Volume61
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 27 1996

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