Invasive aspergillosis in acute leukemia: correlation with nose cultures and antibiotic use.

@article{Aisner1979InvasiveAI,
  title={Invasive aspergillosis in acute leukemia: correlation with nose cultures and antibiotic use.},
  author={Joseph Aisner and Jes{\'u}s Murillo and Stephen C. Schimpff and Allen C. Steere},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={1979},
  volume={90 1},
  pages={4-9}
}
Aspergillosis in cancer patients is a problem. Because not all patients can undergo invasive procedures, we sought other methods for diagnosis. We reviewed the data from all patients with acute nonlymphocytic leukemia treated at our center during a 3-year period. Of 125 patients, 18 had invasive aspergillosis (cases). Eleven patients had nose cultures growing Aspergillus flavus or A. fumigatus; 10 of these 11 had aspergillosis, whereas only eight of 114 without such nose cultures had invasive… CONTINUE READING

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