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Neonatal cutaneous disseminated aspergillosis in a preterm extremely-low-birth-weight infant with favourable outcome at 3-year follow-up: a case report.
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PMID:  22633518     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Invasive disseminated neonatal aspergillosis is an uncommon disease, with only scattered reports in literature in the last few years. Here we report on a 25-week gestational age, 730 g at birth preterm female infant who developed on day-of-life 10 multiple cutaneous exhulcerative lesions in her right arm, trunk and abdomen. Early recognition and diagnosis of these lesions as a due to cutaneous initial symptom of cutaneous disseminated aspergillosis, as well as prompt treatment with Liposomal amphotericin B + Itraconazole, secured successful recovery from the systemic infection. Skin lesions healed without any surgical treatment. The infant was discharged in good health. Long-term follow-up at three years of age revealed normality of all neurodevelopmental and cognitive parameters. To our knowledge, this is one of the very few cases of survival, free from sequelae, for a preterm infant affected by neonatal cutaneous disseminated aspergillosis.
P Manzoni; S Rizzollo; C Monetti; C Carbonara; C Priolo; E Mastretta; L Barberis; P Galletto; P Cigna; M L Leonessa; U Sala; G Gomirato; M Mostert; M Stronati; G Ruffinazzi; C Tzialla; E Jacqz-Aigrain; F Kaguelidou; D Farina
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Early human development     Volume:  88 Suppl 2     ISSN:  1872-6232     ISO Abbreviation:  Early Hum. Dev.     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708381     Medline TA:  Early Hum Dev     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S65-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Neonatology and NICU, A.O. Regina Margherita-S. Anna. S. Anna Hospital, Torino, Italy.
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