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Lung transplantation in patients with cystic fibrosis and Mycobacterium abscessus infection
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2010 (English)In: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, ISSN 1569-1993, E-ISSN 1873-5010, Vol. 9, no 4, 272-276 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Mycobacterium abscessus lung disease is difficult to treat and has been considered a strong relative contraindication to lung transplantation. We performed double lung transplantation in three cystic fibrosis patients with ongoing, and a fourth with recent treatment for Mycobacterium abscessus lung infection. Despite prolonged antibiotic courses and adjustment of immunosuppressive therapy the first three patients developed skin infection and abscesses. At follow-up after 1, 3, 5 and 7 years respectively no patient had evidence of M abscessus infection and all had stable lung function. Lung transplantation in patients with M abscessus lung infection is feasible but may involve severe complications.

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2010. Vol. 9, no 4, 272-276 p.
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Cystic fibrosis, Lung transplantation, Mycobacterium Complication, Abscess
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-147198DOI: 10.1016/j.jcf.2010.03.008ISI: 000280009500007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-147198DiVA: diva2:400286
Available from: 2011-02-25 Created: 2011-02-24 Last updated: 2012-03-14Bibliographically approved

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