Prolonged granulocytopenia: the major risk factor for invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in patients with acute leukemia.

@article{Gerson1984ProlongedGT,
  title={Prolonged granulocytopenia: the major risk factor for invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in patients with acute leukemia.},
  author={Stanton L. Gerson and George Harrison Talbot and Shelley Hurwitz and Brian L. Strom and Edward J. Lusk and Peter A. Cassileth},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={1984},
  volume={100 3},
  pages={345-51}
}
A case-control study of patients with acute leukemia was done to identify significant risk factors for invasive pulmonary aspergillosis by reviewing the medical histories of 15 cases of pathologically proven invasive pulmonary aspergillosis and 45 controls. A history of lung or sinus disease, smoking, and multiple recurrences of leukemia did not increase the risk of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis. Cases and controls received similar chemotherapeutic regimens, and exposure to aminoglycosides… CONTINUE READING

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