Retrospective analysis of invasive aspergillosis in pediatric patients with acute myeloid leukemia

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Conclusion: This prospective multicenter study provides information on the current incidence and outcome of IFD in the real life setting. Practice variation between the centers may help to ultimately improve antifungal management in children at highest risk for IFDs. Introduction Available data on the incidence and outcome of invasive fungal diseases (IFD) in children treated for a hematological malignancy or undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) are mostly based on single site, retrospective studies or on studies performed prior to the availability of newer compounds such as broad-sp...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Conclusions: These results demonstrate ISAV to be a safe and effective alternative for antifungal ppx in treatment-naïve pts with AML/MDS undergoing induction therapy with a variety of different regimens. ISAV's weak inhibition of P-glycoprotein and lack of risk of QT prolongation may make ISAV particularly attractive for antifungal ppx in the era of recently approved or emerging AML therapies such as enasidenib, ivosidenib, midostaurin and quizartinib.DisclosuresBose: CTI BioPharma: Research Funding; Constellation Pharmaceuticals: Research Funding; Blueprint Medicines Corporation: Research Funding; Celgene Corporatio...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 613. Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Clinical Studies: Poster II Source Type: research
Conclusions. ISV is widely used in hematological pts with IFI also in diseases other than acute myeloid leukemia and it is overall well tolerated. ORR to ISV is at least comparable with other antifungal agents. A rec/ref underlying hematological disease impacts both on OS and response to ISV, while having an IFI refractory to other antifungal agents including azoles does not seem to compromise the response to ISV, although this promising result should be confirmed in prospective studies and larger groups of patients.DisclosuresBusca: Gilead: Honoraria, Membership on an entity's Board of Directors or advisory committees, Sp...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 203. Lymphocytes, Lymphocyte Activation, and Immunodeficiency, including HIV and Other Infections: Poster III Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 October 2018Source: Journal de Mycologie MédicaleAuthor(s): L. Pastrone, M.-T. Corsetti, L. Depaoli, S. Sampò, M. Colonna, A. RocchettiAbstractHerein we describe a 43 year-old Caucasian female patient with acute myeloid leukemia that developed an unconventional form of invasive Aspergillosis. For therapeutic reasons, a Groshong-type central venous catheter was positioned. Monitoring the patient's clinical conditions, positive values for C-reactive protein and galactomannan were correlated with a probably Aspergillosis. Surprisingly no pulmonary evidences were observed. Du...
Source: Journal of Medical Mycology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
ConclusionThe correct use of galactomannan testing is essential for an early diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis, which may improve the prognosis of the disease. We demonstrated that clinicians usually ask for galactomannan tests to confirm imaging findings in patients who frequently were on antifungal drugs, something that could be improved by medical education. We observed a low frequency of galactomannan use for preemptive antifungal therapy (25.7%), which is worrying considering the well-known beneficial use of GM testing in this scenario.
Source: The Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Authors: Ono R, Sato S, Okada S, Kanbe E, Tanaka E, Tamai Y Abstract Vertebral aspergillosis is a rare infectious disease with a high mortality rate. We herein report a 70-year-old woman with acute myelogenous leukemia with myelodysplasia-related changes, nontuberculous mycobacteriosis, and bronchiectasis who presented with a fever and cough. Her clinical symptoms and laboratory test results suggested febrile neutropenia and pneumonia. However, her clinical course was further complicated by lower extremity weakness. Magnetic resonance imaging of the spine showed consolidation contiguously spreading toward the epidu...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
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