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Cerebral candidiasis in a child 1 year after leukaemia

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Deborah Tweddle, Dr Jennifer Kernahan


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We describe an unusual case of a late presentation of a fungal brain abscess in a non-neutropenic child 1 year after completing chemotherapy for M5 acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). Biopsy of the mass identified candidal hyphae and the patient was treated with 5 mg/kg of liposomal amphotericin B for 6 weeks. The lesion resolved completely and the child remains well 2 years later. Invasive fungal infection should be included in the differential diagnosis of unexplained symptoms in patients who have previously received intensive chemotherapy.

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Author(s): Tweddle, D. A., Graham, J., Shankland, G. S., Kernahan, J.

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: British Journal of Haematology

Year: 1998

Volume: 103

Issue: 3

Pages: 795-797

Print publication date: 01/12/1998

ISSN (print): 0007-1048

ISSN (electronic): 1365-2141


DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2141.1998.01023.x

PubMed id: 9858234


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