Multiple splenic aspergillomas in a patient with acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Roshni Kulkarni, Wanderley C. De Mendonca, Dennis L. Murray, Isabel Leader, Satish Gupta

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Abstract

A case of multiple splenic aspergillomas (mycetomas) without systemic involvement in a patient with acute lymphoblastic leukemia is described. The patient underwent splenectomy without concomitant antifungal therapy. There has been no recurrence of the disease for over two years. Granulocytopenia and airborne contamination may have played a role in the acquisition of this disease. The value of serology, radionuclide scans and cultures in the diagnosis of Aspergillus infections is explored. The role of granulocyte transfusions, antifun-gal chemotherapy and the achievement of bone marrow remission in localization of the fungal disease is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-145
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Volume4
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1982

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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Kulkarni, R., De Mendonca, W. C., Murray, D. L., Leader, I., & Gupta, S. (1982). Multiple splenic aspergillomas in a patient with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. American Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 4(2), 141-145.