Diagnostic aspects of invasive Aspergillus infections in allogeneic BMT recipients

@article{Jantunen2000DiagnosticAO,
  title={Diagnostic aspects of invasive Aspergillus infections in allogeneic BMT recipients},
  author={Esa Jantunen and Anneli K Piilonen and Liisa Volin and Terttu Parkkali and Pirkko Koukila-K{\"a}hk{\"o}l{\"a} and Tapani Ruutu and Petri J Ruutu},
  journal={Bone Marrow Transplantation},
  year={2000},
  volume={25},
  pages={867-871}
}
To investigate diagnostic aspects of invasive aspergillosis (IA) in allogeneic BMT recipients, the charts of 22 consecutive patients with IA transplanted in 1989–1995 were reviewed. IA was diagnosed 69–466 days (median 131 days) post BMT. In 16 patients (73%), a definite or probable diagnosis of IA was made during life. Respiratory symptoms were the presenting feature in half of the patients followed by neurological symptoms (27%). Chest X-ray revealed single or multiple nodular lesions in 10… CONTINUE READING