Successful treatment of subcutaneously disseminated aspergillosis with caspofungin acetate in an allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation patient.

M. E. Chamuleau, W. Deenik, S. Zweegman, A. R. Jonkhoff, H. L. Zaaijer, J. J. Janssen

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Abstract

We present a patient with acute myeloid leukaemia who developed subcutaneously disseminated aspergillosis after allogeneic peripheral stem cell transplantation (PSCT). Disseminated aspergillosis after stem cell transplantation has a high mortality despite treatment with amphotericin B or one of the azoles. Aspergillosis in our patient was refractory to amphotericin B and itraconazole but was successfully treated with caspofungin acetate.
Original languageEnglish
JournalHaematologica
Volume88
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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