Blastomycosis in children: A study of 14 cases

Evan J. Anderson*, Paul B. Ahn, Ram Yogev, Preeti Jaggi, Deanna B. Shippee, Stanford T. Shulman

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Abstract

We retrospectively reviewed 14 children with active blastomycosis. Pulmonary disease occurred in 86% of the cohort and extrapulmonary dissemination was noted in 46%. Urine blastomycosis or histoplasmosis antigens were positive in all tested patients. Acute kidney injury was common in patients who were treated with amphotericin. Mortality tended to be associated with a delay in diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberpis107
Pages (from-to)386-390
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013

Keywords

  • Amphotericin
  • Blastomycosis
  • Itraconazole
  • Pediatric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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