UMMS Affiliation

Division of Pediatric Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics

Publication Date

12-14-2016

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Critical Care | Pediatrics

Abstract

Rapid 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.

Rights and Permissions

Copyright © 2016 Stefanie Gauguet et al. Citation: Case Rep Pediatr. 2016;2016:9676234. Epub 2016 Nov 9. Link to article on publisher's site

DOI of Published Version

10.1155/2016/9676234

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Journal/Book/Conference Title

Case reports in pediatrics

PubMed ID

27957376

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