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Vertebral osteomyelitis due to Pseudallescheria boydii.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9213351     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of primary vertebral osteomyelitis due to an opportunistic fungus, Pseudallescheria boydii, in a child with acute myeloid leukemia, is reported. To our knowledge this is the first such case in a child, and only the second reported case in the international literature of primary spinal osteomyelitis due to this organism. We discuss the problems presented by this case both in terms of diagnosis and management. We also discuss the role of surgery and systemic antifungal chemotherapy in the treatment of deep infections due to Pseudallescheria boydii.
J Gatto; D Paterson; L Davis; L Lockwood; A Allworth
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pathology     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0031-3025     ISO Abbreviation:  Pathology     Publication Date:  1997 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-09-24     Completed Date:  1997-09-24     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0175411     Medline TA:  Pathology     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  238-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Herston, Queensland, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Leukemia, Myeloid / complications
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Mycetoma / complications*,  drug therapy
Opportunistic Infections / complications
Osteomyelitis / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  microbiology*
Spinal Diseases / microbiology*

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