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Case History
A 67-year-old man underwent liver transplantation for chronic liver failure due to cirrhosis caused by hepatitis C. Immunosuppressive therapy consisted of steroids and tacrolimus. On day 5, post-transplantation, chest X-ray revealed multiple consolidations, which suggested fungal infection. On day 7, an Aspergillus galactomannan (GM) test reported antigen levels of 4.8. A bronchoalveolar lavage was performed and cultures grew the fungus shown below.

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