FUSARIUM MENINGOENCEPHALITIS IN A CHILD WITH ACUTE-LEUKEMIA

Title

FUSARIUM MENINGOENCEPHALITIS IN A CHILD WITH ACUTE-LEUKEMIA

Creator

Agamanolis D P; Kalwinsky D K; Krill C E; Dasu S; Halasa B; Galloway P G

Publisher

Neuropediatrics

Date

1991
1991-05

Description

A 15-year-old boy with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) developed disseminated fusarium infection with meningoencephalitis following a contaminated skin wound. With antifungal therapy, the cutaneous lesions cleared but central nervous system (CNS) infection persisted causing a fibrosing meningitis and a brain granuloma. Fusaria are soil saprophytes that are more commonly associated with superficial eye and skin lesions, but may also cause severe systemic infections with CNS involvement in immuno-compromised patients. The organism may be confused with Aspergillus in tissue sections, and can only be diagnosed by culture.

Subject

acute lymphoblastic leukemia; fungal infections; fusarium; infection; infections; meningitis; Neurosciences & Neurology; opportunistic; Pediatrics

Format

Journal Article or Conference Abstract Publication

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Rights

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Pages

110-112

Issue

2

Volume

22

Citation

Agamanolis D P; Kalwinsky D K; Krill C E; Dasu S; Halasa B; Galloway P G, “FUSARIUM MENINGOENCEPHALITIS IN A CHILD WITH ACUTE-LEUKEMIA,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed October 25, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/8423.

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