Probable Phaeoacremonium parasiticum as a cause of cavitary native lung nodules after single lung transplantation

S. K. Shah, P. Parto, G. A. Lombard, M. A. James, D. L. Beckles, S. Lick, V. G. Valentine

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Lung nodules after lung transplantation most often represent infection or post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder in the allograft. Conversely, native lung nodules in single lung transplant recipients are more likely to be bronchogenic carcinoma. We present a patient who developed native lung cavitary nodules. Although malignancy was anticipated, evaluation revealed probable Phaeoacremonium parasiticum infection. Phaeoacremonium parasiticum is a dematiaceous fungus first described as a cause of soft tissue infection in a renal transplant patient. Lung nodules have not been previously described and this is the first case, to our knowledge, of P. parasiticum identified after lung transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E9-E13
JournalTransplant Infectious Disease
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2013
Externally publishedYes



  • Fungal infection
  • Lung transplantation
  • Phaeoacremonium parasiticum
  • Pulmonary
  • Pulmonary nodule

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Transplantation

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