Devastating Invasive Aspergillus Infection Following Commercial Kidney Transplantation: Case Report, Review of Literature, and Ethical Issues

Anna Basok, Elvira Romanjuk, Boris Rogachev, Yosef Shmuel Haviv, Ruth Shaco Halevy, Marina Vorobiov

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    Abstract

    We described an extraordinary case of invasive aspergillosis (IA) after commercial kidney transplantation. Massive infestation by angiotrophic fungi with morphological features of Aspergillus caused fungal arteritis of renal blood vessels with detachment of the kidney graft from the iliac artery with ipsilateral leg ischemia, necessitating graft removal and recurrent vascular surgery to restore the blood supply to the leg. A literature review comprising various features of invasive aspergillosis and ethical aspects of commercial kidney transplantations is elucidated in this paper.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-6
    Number of pages6
    JournalTransplant Research and Risk Management
    Volume16
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 2024

    Keywords

    • galactomannan
    • IA
    • invasive aspergillosis
    • transplant tourism
    • TT

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
    • Transplantation

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