Invasive fungal diseases in children with hematologic disorders


Baytan B., Gunes A. M. , ÇELEBİ S. , Gunay U.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF HEMATOLOGY, vol.26, no.4, pp.190-196, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF HEMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.190-196
  • Keywords: Hematologic disorders, invasive fungal infection, children, IMMUNOCOMPROMISED PEDIATRIC-PATIENTS, BLOOD-STREAM INFECTIONS, MYCOSES STUDY-GROUP, ANTIFUNGAL THERAPY, ACUTE-LEUKEMIA, EUROPEAN-ORGANIZATION, COMBINATION THERAPY, ASPERGILLOSIS, DIAGNOSIS, GALACTOMANNAN

Abstract

Objective: Fungal infection is a significant problem, causing of infective deaths of leukemic patients. The situation in developing countries is not well documented. The purpose of this study was characterizing IFD by analyzing data retrospectively to determine the incidence, predisposing factors, diagnostic methods, efficacy of treatment, and the outcome in pediatric patients with hematological disorders.