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Focus on invasive mucormycosis in paediatric haematology oncology patients: a series of 11 cases.
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PMID:  23020159     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Mucormycosis has emerged as an increasingly important infection in oncology centres with high mortality, especially in severely immunocompromised patients. We carried out a retrospective study of 11 children with mucormycosis treated in seven French oncology-haematology paediatric wards during the period from 1991 to 2011. Lichtheimia corymbifera and Mucor spp. were the predominant pathogens. Treatment regimens included antifungal therapy, reversal of underlying predisposing risk factors and surgical debridement. Although mucormycosis is associated with high mortality, this infection could be cured in eight of our cases of severely immunocompromised paediatric cancer patients.
Authors:
Aurélie Phulpin-Weibel; Alexandre Rivier; Thierry Leblanc; Yves Bertrand; Pascal Chastagner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mycoses     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1439-0507     ISO Abbreviation:  Mycoses     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8805008     Medline TA:  Mycoses     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 Blackwell Verlag GmbH.
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Service d'Hémato-oncologie pédiatrique, Hôpital Brabois-Enfant, Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France Service de Parasitologie-Mycologie, Hôpitaux de Brabois, CHU Nancy, Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France Service de Pédiatrie Hématologique, Hôpital Robert Debre, Paris, France Service d'Hémato-oncologie pédiatrique, IHOP, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Lyon, France.
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