Concomitant Candida epiglottitis and disseminated Varicella zoster virus infection associated with acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Christine C. Chiou, Nita L. Seibel, Francis A. Derito, Dorothy Bulas, Thomas J. Walsh, Andreas H. Groll

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Abstract

Acute epiglottitis by nonbacterial pathogens is an uncommon but life-threatening clinical entity. Herein, we report the concomitant occurrence of Candida epiglottitis and mucosal and visceral Varicella zoster virus infection in a child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Both infections were atypical in their presentation, occurred in a severely immunocompromised host, and required invasive procedures for diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)757-759
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Volume28
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2006

Keywords

  • Cancer
  • Candida
  • Children
  • Epiglottitis
  • Varicella

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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