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Report of a successful treatment of pulmonary Cunninghamella bertholletiae infection with liposomal amphotericin and posaconazole in a child with GvHD and review of the literature

Published inJournal of pediatric hematology/oncology, vol. 32, no. 2, p. 85-87
Publication date2010
Abstract

Zygomycosis is an emerging, opportunistic fungal infection particularly affecting immunocomprised patients. We report the case of a 10-year-old girl who developed pulmonary zygomycosis because of Cunninghamella bertholletiae 1 year after undergoing bone marrow transplantation complicated with severe cutaneous and digestive graft-versus-host disease. Treatment with surgery and liposomal amphotericin B followed by posaconazole successfully treated the infection.

Keywords
  • Amphotericin B/*administration & dosage
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation/adverse effects
  • Child
  • *Cunninghamella
  • Drug Therapy, Combination
  • Female
  • Graft vs Host Disease/*drug therapy
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases, Fungal/*drug therapy
  • Mucormycosis/*drug therapy
  • Triazoles/*administration & dosage
Citation (ISO format)
GARBINO, Jorge et al. Report of a successful treatment of pulmonary Cunninghamella bertholletiae infection with liposomal amphotericin and posaconazole in a child with GvHD and review of the literature. In: Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology, 2010, vol. 32, n° 2, p. 85–87. doi: 10.1097/MPH.0b013e3181c2bdce
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