Jocelyn Waller

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PURPOSE To assess the Aspergillus galactomannan enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in the diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis (IA) in adult and pediatric oncohematologic patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study was conducted in four patient groups: those with fever of unknown origin (FUO) during neutropenia, suspected pulmonary infection (PI), or(More)
Fungemia is associated with a high mortality rate. We compared the performance of the Mycosis IC/F selective fungal medium and the Plus Aerobic/F standard bacteriological medium for the diagnosis of fungemia on the Bactec 9240 automatic system. We retrospectively analyzed 550 blood culture pairs composed of one Mycosis IC/F vial and one Plus Aerobic/F vial,(More)
We report the first case of proven disseminated infection due to Fusarium dimerum associated with a favorable outcome in a patient with acute leukemia and prolonged neutropenia. The patient presented persistent fever, multiple necrotic skin lesions, and bilateral pneumopathy. F. dimerum was first isolated from three blood cultures and then from a skin(More)
Cunninghamella bertholletiae is a fungus of the Zygomycetes class, Mucorales order. Only very few cases of disseminated infection have been reported. We observed a new case in a 19 years old man with severe aplastic anemia, due to pulmonary primoinfection and hematologic dissemination. This aplastic anemia failed to respond first to an antithymocyte(More)
Fifty seven cases of invasive aspergillosis have been analyzed. Most patients were severely neutropenic. The main underlying diseases were acute leukemia, malignant lymphoma and bone marrow transplantation. The clinical and radiological manifestations and the mycological data rare presented. A dramatic increase of the annual incidence has been observed(More)