Long-term Survival After Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplantation Complicated by Trichosporosis

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Abstract

ABSTRACT:

We report a case of sepsis due to Trichosporon cutaneum in a 20-year-old patient with acute promyelocytic leukemia. Neutropenia with a hypocellular marrow persisted for 90 days after two courses of induction chemotherapy with mitoxantrone and ara-C. Amphotericin B, fluconazole, and granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factors were administered. Neutropenia (ANC <1,000/μ L) resolved 14 days after HLA-identical bone marrow transplantation. The patient is in remission, with a performance status of 100%, more than 1 year after transplantation.

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