Cryptococcal Osteomyelitis in an Adolescent Survivor of T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Djin Ye Oh, P. Pallavi Madhusoodhan, Deborah J. Springer, Kenneth Inglima, Ali A. Chaudhri, Joseph Heitman, Elizabeth A. Raetz, Alka Khaitan, Mona Rigaud

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Abstract

Cryptococcosis is infrequent in children, and isolated cryptococcal osteomyelitis is rarely encountered. Here, we describe a 14-year-old patient in remission from T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia with osteomyelitis because of Cryptococcus neoformans var. grubii. The patient was effectively treated with antifungal therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)662-666
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume34
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 22 Jun 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cryptococcus neoformans
  • leukemia
  • osteomyelitis

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