Author(s): Wise SM, Wilson MA
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Abstract A 66-year-old man with a history of heart transplant for idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy presented with progressive bone pain and myalgias. He has been on voriconazole for a pulmonary Aspergillus infection for 9 months. He had an elevated alkaline phosphatase of 280. There is no history of rheumatologic disease. Drug-induced periostitis has recently been reported in patients on long-term voriconazole therapy after lung transplantation for prophylaxis and treatment of Aspergillus infection. This case demonstrates the same phenomenon in a heart transplant patient. This patient's symptoms improved after discontinuation of voriconazole.
This article was published in Clin Nucl Med
and referenced in Journal of Clinical Case Reports