Screening of the central nervous system in children with invasive pulmonary aspergillosis
SourceMedical Mycology Case Reports, 4, (2014), pp. 8-11
Article / Letter to editor
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Paediatrics - OUD tm 2017
Laboratory of Genetic, Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases
Medical Mycology Case Reports
SubjectRadboudumc 4: lnfectious Diseases and Global Health RIHS: Radboud Institute for Health Sciences; Radboudumc 4: lnfectious Diseases and Global Health RIMLS: Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences; Radboudumc 9: Rare cancers RIMLS: Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences
The existing guidelines regarding the management of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis do not recommend screening of the extra-pulmonary sites. Due to the fact that the presence of central nervous system (CNS) aspergillosis will influence treatment decisions regarding which antifungal to use and the aimed target concentrations of azoles in plasma, to be informed about dissemination of the infection to the CNS is absolutely necessary. We demonstrate the need for a structured approach to screening of pediatric patients for CNS aspergillosis.
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