Pulmonary infection in a patient after stem cell transplantation

Dima Dandachi, Vagish Hemmige

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A 69-year-old man with a history of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and acute myelogenous leukemia presented with recurrent fever and cough. He had undergone allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation from a matched unrelated donor 17 months previously. His posttransplant course was complicated by graft versus host disease and multiple central venous catheter infections with coagulase-negative Staphylococcus spp., vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus, Lactobacillus, and alpha-hemolytic Streptococcus. During his initial course, he also developed a nodular pneumonia, and the subsequent workup included a bronchoscopy that was nondiagnostic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Infectious Disease Diagnosis
Subtitle of host publicationA Case Approach
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9783319649061
ISBN (Print)9783319649054
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Acute myelogenous leukemia
  • Diabetes
  • Enterococcus
  • Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
  • Hypertension
  • Lactobacillus
  • Streptococcus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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