Successful Treatment of Cutaneous Blastomycosis in a Renal Transplant Patient With BK Virus Infection: A Case Report

Ergin G., Deger S. M., GÜZ G.

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, vol.51, no.2, pp.565-567, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2018.12.018
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.565-567
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


This is the first case report from Turkey to describe a renal transplant complicated by subcutaneous blastomycosis and BK infection. The cutaneous lesions were successfully treated with amphotericin B and fluconazole. The presence of BK infection led to graft failure. Infections with uncommonly seen organisms should be kept in mind due to the impaired T-cell immunity in transplantation.