September 1984

Cure of Cryptococcemia and Preservation of Graft Function in a Renal Transplant Recipient

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.

Arch Intern Med. 1984;144(9):1877-1878. doi:10.1001/archinte.1984.00350210207039

• Disseminated cryptococcosis with cryptococcemia occurred in a renal transplant patient in whom immunosuppression was continued throughout antifungal therapy in an effort to ensure graft viability. Despite the initial presence of positive fungal cultures of blood, urine, and CSF, infection cleared rapidly, and there has been no evidence of recurrence. Throughout this period, renal function remained unaltered. This favorable outcome suggests that the prognosis for the renal transplant recipient with disseminated cryptococcosis may be improved.

(Arch Intern Med 1984;144-1877-1878)