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Intraventricular amphotericin for absidiomycosis in an immunocompetent child.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20354249     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Brain abscesses are uncommon in children. We report a 3-year-old, previously healthy and immunocompetent boy, with an Absidia brain abscess. He presented with decreased sensorium and status epilepticus. The brain abscess was detected using cranial computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, and the diagnosis was confirmed with pus and brain tissue cultures. The patient responded to surgical drainage with concomitant intravenous and intraventricular amphotericin B.
Authors:
L L Y Tsung; X L Zhu; W C W Chu; D T F Sun; K L Cheung; T F Leung
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hong Kong medical journal = Xianggang yi xue za zhi / Hong Kong Academy of Medicine     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1024-2708     ISO Abbreviation:  Hong Kong Med J     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-31     Completed Date:  2010-06-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9512509     Medline TA:  Hong Kong Med J     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  137-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong. liliantsung@cuhk.edu.hk
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Absidia / isolation & purification
Amphotericin B / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use*
Antifungal Agents / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use
Brain Abscess / diagnosis,  microbiology,  therapy*
Child, Preschool
Drainage / methods
Humans
Immunocompetence
Injections, Intraventricular
Male
Mucormycosis / drug therapy*,  microbiology
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antifungal Agents; 1397-89-3/Amphotericin B

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