Invasive aspergillosis is a severe disease, with an increased incidence in last decades. It occurs mainly in immunocompromised patients and rarely affects immunocompetent hosts. We describe a previously healthy 8 -year-old boy who acquired an invasive aspergillosis of abdominal origin associated with an opened laparotomy; within three weeks the patient progressed to a multiple organic failure syndrome and died despite amphotericin B deoxycolate plus voriconazole treatment and aggressive surgical debridement. Necropsy revealed multiple parenchyma involvement with characteristic findings of angioinvasive aspergillosis. Invasive aspergillosis must be considered an emergent infection in critical pediatric patients, including previously immunocompetent hosts; it is associated with high mortality despite adequate and opportune therapy.
|Translated title of the contribution||Invasive multisystemic aspergillosis in an immunocompetent child. Case report|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Revista Chilena de Infectologia|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Infectious Diseases
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health