Successful Treatment of Systemic Blastomycosis With High-Dose Ketoconazole in a Renal Transplant Recipient

John H. Hii, Louis Legault, George DeVeber, Stephen I. Vas

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A case of disseminated blastomycosis in a male renal transplant recipient is presented. Discontinuation of immunosuppressive therapy and treatment with high-dose ketoconazole was successful in treating the patient's cutaneous and pulmonary disease initially. Ketoconazole was discontinued after 12 months of chronic therapy, but 2 weeks after discontinuation, blastomycosis recurred. High-dose ketoconazole was again effective; the patient remains asymptomatic presently on chronic suppressive therapy with ketoconazole.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)595-597
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1990



  • Blastomycosis
  • ketoconazole
  • renal transplant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology

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