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Sporotrichoid aspergillosis in an immunocompromised child: a case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19840318     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Primary cutaneous aspergillosis is an uncommon, opportunistic infection. Atypical presentations have recently emerged with the expanding range of primary and acquired diseases that cause immunosuppression. Primary cutaneous aspergillosis may invade the deep lymphatic structures and present in a sporotrichoid pattern. In pediatric patients with an otherwise normal previous medical history, primary cutaneous aspergillosis should raise the suspicion of an immunodeficiency and prompt referral to immunology and infectious disease specialists should be made. Early diagnosis and management of primary cutaneous aspergillosis prevents invasive aspergillosis, minimizing morbidity and mortality in the immunocompromised patients.
Maria Lourdes Palmero; Elena Pope; Jason Brophy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric dermatology     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1525-1470     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Dermatol     Publication Date:    2009 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-20     Completed Date:  2010-01-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8406799     Medline TA:  Pediatr Dermatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  592-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Section of Dermatology, Division of Paediatric Medicine, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use
Aspergillosis / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  immunology*
Child, Preschool
Dermatomycoses / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  immunology*
Granulomatous Disease, Chronic / complications,  immunology*
Immunocompromised Host*
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0/Antifungal Agents

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