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Concomitant invasive pulmonary aspergillosis and aspergillus sinusitis in a patient with acute leukaemia.
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PMID:  17370567     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 67 years old male otherwise healthy who had undergone surgery for nasal polyposis ten years earlier was recently diagnosed with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. During induction treatment the patient developed sino-pulmonary aspergillosis caused byAspergillus flavus. The patient developed severe reactions against amphotericin- B and thereafter Abelcet, whereas he tolerated treatment with AmBisome. Surgery of the nasal cavities was performed whereas surgery of the pulmonary infiltrates was not possible. During subsequent treatment for his leukaemia and long periods of neutropenia, the patient was on AmBisome treatment and there were no signs of progression of the Aspergillus infection. The antifungal treatment was considered to be successful. The patient was referred back to his local hospital and antifungal treatment was switched to oral itraconazole.
Karlis Pauksens; Gunnar Oberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta bio-medica : Atenei Parmensis     Volume:  77 Suppl 4     ISSN:  0392-4203     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-20     Completed Date:  2007-07-23     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101295064     Medline TA:  Acta Biomed     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  23-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medical Sciences, Infection and Haematology, Uppsala University Hospital, Akademiska Sjukhuset, Uppsala, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Aspergillosis / complications*,  therapy
Aspergillus flavus*
Burkitt Lymphoma / complications*
Lung Diseases, Fungal / complications*,  therapy
Sinusitis / complications*,  microbiology*,  therapy

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