DISSEMINATED SCEDOSPORIUM PROLIFICANS INFECTION AND SURVIVAL OF A CHILD WITH ACUTE LYMPHOBLASTIC LEUKEMIA


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Abstract

Scedosporium prolificans is a saprophytic fungus responsible for an increasing number of infections among immunocompromised hosts. Historically, disseminated infection with this organism has resulted in death. We report on a pediatric patient who developed overwhelming S. prolificans sepsis after induction chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. She is well 18 months after the diagnosis of fungal sepsis and continues to receive chemotherapy for leukemia, which remains in remission.

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