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Revista chilena de infectología

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KRAL, Alejandro et al. Sinus infection caused by Exserohilum rostratum in a pediatric patient with acute myeloid leukemia. Rev. chil. infectol. [online]. 2020, vol.37, n.1, pp.77-81. ISSN 0716-1018.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0716-10182020000100077.

The episodes of febrile neutropenia are severe cases that require an exhaustive etiological study and a quick start of antimicrobial agents. Within the possible microorganisms, fungal origins are also found, and depending on its tissue invasion, they can reach a high mortality rate. A case of a pediatric patient who suffered from acute myeloid leukemia is reported, and after his induction chemotherapy, the patient showed an episode of febrile neutropenia, which matches a rhinosinusal infection caused by Exserohilum rostratum, a filamentous fungi that is uncommonly associated with pathological cases. An antifungal therapy and an early surgical treatment were started, which lead to a positive response, without complications to the patient. After the monitoring and receiving secondary prophylaxis during the episodes of neutropenia, the patient hasn't presented new injuries nor rhinosinusal damage.

Palabras clave : Exserohilum rostratum; invasive fungal disease; immunocompromised; rhinosinusal infection.

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