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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.
Author(s): Tweddle, D. A., Graham, J., Shankland, G. S., Kernahan, J.
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: British Journal of Haematology
Print publication date: 01/12/1998
ISSN (print): 0007-1048
ISSN (electronic): 1365-2141
PubMed id: 9858234
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