Review of Coccidioidomycosis in Immunocompromised Children

Noni Macdonald, Mark C. Steinhoff, Keith R. Powell

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Only 13 cases of coccidioidomycosis in immunocompromised children have been previously reported. Of the reported cases, seven children had extrapulmonary involvement and all died, while the six children with disease limited to the lungs survived the infection. A leukemic child who was treated for disseminated coccidioidomycosis and survived is described. Reviews of immunocompromised adult patients with coccidioidomycosis suggest factors that might be related to dissemination. Similar factors for immunocompromised children could not be defined, thus suggesting the need for more information regarding coccidioidomycosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)553-556
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Diseases of Children
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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