Systemic blastomycosis in children

Steele, R. W. and Abernathy, R. S. (1983) Systemic blastomycosis in children. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 2 4: 304-307.

Author Steele, R. W.
Abernathy, R. S.
Title Systemic blastomycosis in children
Journal name Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0891-3668
Publication date 1983-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 2
Issue 4
Start page 304
End page 307
Total pages 4
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Language eng
Abstract Ten pediatric patients with systemic blastomycosis in Arkansas are reviewed. No particular age predisposition in childhood is apparent and there has been no change in incidence over the previous 40 years. Six of the 10 cases were male and 8 were black. Organ systems most commonly involved were pulmonary, skeletal and skin. With current therapy, usually amphotericin B as a single agent, the case fatality rate is less than 10%. Early recognition and institution of appropriate antifungal treatment remain the most important factors for survival and prevention of chronic pulmonary disease.
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
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