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Black mold takes hold and story told.

We present a case of an invasive Curvularia infection in a patient who developed following bilateral orthotopic lung transplantation despite receiving post-transplant antifungal prophylaxis. This infection presented as mold colonies studding the interior surface of his chest tubes. Despite surgical washout of his bilateral pleural cavities and antifungal treatment with liposomal amphotericin B, micafungin, and isavuconazonium sulfate, the patient died.


Rolfe, Robert, Wiley A. Schell, Becky Smith, Jacob Klapper, John R. Perfect, and Julia A. Messina. “Black mold takes hold and story told.” Med Mycol Case Rep 29 (September 2020): 12–14.

Published Date: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Published In: 
Medical Mycology Case Reports