Invasive fungal infection by Cunninghamella bertholletiae in a kidney transplant patient – a dramatic report

Andreia Campos, Josefina Santos, Sofia Santos, Cristina Freitas, JP Pimentel, A. Cabrita, A. Castro Henriques


Invasive infections caused by fungal species are uncommon. They are usually associated with poor outcomes. They usually occur in immunocompromised patients such as kidney transplant recipients. The identification of fungi in blood or in tissue culture is important to establish the correct diagnosis. Survival is conditioned by the degree of suspicion, early diagnosis and early initiation of appropriate therapy. The authors present a case of an invasive fungal infection by Cunninghamella bertholletiae in a renal transplant recipient.

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Case Reports in Internal Medicine

ISSN 2332-7243(Print)  ISSN 2332-7251(Online)

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