Acute graft-versus-host disease, invasive aspergillosis and Clostridium difficile colitis after peripheral blood stem cell transplantation: A complex network of causalities and a challenge for prevention
Khanafer Nagham, Neuraz Antoine, Bénet Thomas, Cour Martin, Persat Florence, Labussière Hélène, Argaud Laurent, Michallet Mauricette, Vanhems Philippe
Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a known risk factor for invasive aspergillosis (IA), but remains poorly studied in relation to Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). We report a case of a 58-years-old patient who developed an IA within a protected room, CDI and GVHD after allogeneic allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (PBSCT). Factors associated with this complex condition in patients receiving allogeneic PBSCT need to be identified.