Recurrent central nervous system blastomycosis in an immunocompetent child treated successfully with sequential liposomal amphotericin B and voriconazole

Jyoti Panicker, Thomas Walsh, Naynesh Kamani

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Abstract

Central nervous system involvement in infection with Blastomyces dermatitidis is uncommon, except in immunocompromised patients. We report a case of central nervous system blastomycosis occurring 18 months after treatment of pulmonary blastomycosis in an immunocompetent child. Our patient was successfully treated sequentially with liposomal amphotericin B followed by oral voriconazole without need for surgical resection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)377-379
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Amphotericin
  • Blastomycosis
  • Immunocompetent
  • Voriconazole

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)

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