Disseminated Rhizopus microsporus infection following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in a child with severe aplastic anemia.

@article{Ye2013DisseminatedRM,
  title={Disseminated Rhizopus microsporus infection following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in a child with severe aplastic anemia.},
  author={Bao-dong Ye and Diana Yu and Xuhui Zhang and Kaifeng Shao and D Chen and Di Wu and Yan-lin Zhang and Yuhong Zhou and Yingying Shen and Qiubo Yu},
  journal={Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society},
  year={2013},
  volume={15 6},
  pages={E216-23}
}
Disseminated Rhizopus microsporus infections are uncommon in children and are resistant to echinocandin and azole antifungal agents. We describe a child with severe aplastic anemia who developed disseminated R. microsporus infection following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. R. microsporus was identified microscopically in the hepatic drain culture and was confirmed on the basis of 18S rRNA and 28S rRNA sequence analyses. The patient was treated successfully with hepatic… CONTINUE READING