This case involves a heart transplant recipient from Bangkok with a lung abscess. The discussion will focus on the differential diagnosis and the multidisciplinary approach adopted.
Professor at the School of Medicine, Department of Laboratory Medicine, of Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil, and Ph.D. in Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine. Professional expertise and interest in Transplant Infection, Quality and safety in transplantation, Zoonoses, Travel, and Tropical Medicine, and applied Microbiology related to Healthcare infections. Currently an advisor of the Brazilian Transplant Infection Committee for the National Transplant Program and a board member of the Transplant Infection Committee (COINT) of the Brazilian Organ Transplant Association (ABTO) and a member of ESCMID Study Group for Infections in Compromised Hosts - ESGICH.
Stephanie Pouch, MD, MS, FAST is an Associate Professor of Medicine and !transplant infectious diseases physician at Emory University School of Medicine. Her clinical and research interests include multidrug-resistant bacterial infections in transplant recipients, as well as donor evaluation and donor-derived infections. She is active within the transplant community, serving as a Councilor in the TIO Section ofTTS, Co-Chair of the American Society of Transplantation Infectious Disease Community of Practice's Donor Evaluation Working Group, and is a jmember of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network Disease rrransmission AdviSOJI Committee.
Dr. Bruminhent received his medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand, in 2005. He then completed his internal medicine residency at St. Vincent's Medical Center, the University of Connecticut in Bridgeport, CT, USA, in 2011, followed by an infectious diseases fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, USA, in 2013. He later pursued a transplant infectious diseases fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, USA. He is currently entitled an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand.
Field of interest: infection in immunosuppressed patients, specially solid organ transplant recipients
Clinical assistant professor in cardiovascular and thoracic imaging in the Department of Radiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Professional interests and expertise include the imaging of airways diseases, lung transplantation and valvular heart disease. Serves on the Society of Thoracic Radiology’s Practice Standards and Technical Guidelines Committee.
Medical assistant of Hospital das Clinicas São Paulo, Department of Pathology, University of São Paulo and Ph.D in Medical Science. Professional expertise and interest in Lung Transplant, Interstitial lung disease, pulmonary infection diseases and lung cancer. Currently, Pulmonary Pathology Society (PPS) councilor for South America.
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