Case Report of a Child after Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation with Acute Aspergillus Tracheobronchitis as a Cause for Respiratory Failure
Lee, Gi Soo
Klingensmith, William C. 4th
Burchett, Sandra K.
van der Velden, Meredith
UMass Chan AffiliationsDivision of Pediatric Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics
Document TypeJournal Article
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AbstractRapid respiratory failure due to invasive mycosis of the airways is an uncommon presentation of Aspergillus infection, even in immunocompromised patients, and very few pediatric cases have been reported. Patients with Aspergillus tracheobronchitis present with nonspecific symptoms, and radiologic studies are often noninformative, leading to a delay in diagnosis. Prompt initiation of adequate antifungal therapies is of utmost importance to improve outcome. We report the case of a 9-year-old girl with chronic myelogenous leukemia who developed respiratory distress 41 days after hematopoietic cell transplantation and rapidly deteriorated despite multiple interventions and treatment modalities.
SourceCase Rep Pediatr. 2016;2016:9676234. Epub 2016 Nov 9. Link to article on publisher's site
Permanent Link to this Itemhttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/40210
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