Development of aspergillus sinusitis in a patient receiving amphotericin B. Treatment with granulocyte transfusions

Barry Swerdlow, Stanley Deresinski

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Abstract

Fulminant Aspergillus sinusitis is a disease of immunocompromised hosts strongly associated with neutropenia. A case of sinusitis due to Aspergillus flavus that developed in a patient with acute leukemia during the third week of treatment with amphotericin B is described. Indium 111-labeled white blood cell scanning demonstrated uptake of granulocytes into the involved sinuses. Thereafter, use of granulocyte transfusions was associated with stabilization of the patient's clinical course.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)162-166
Number of pages5
JournalThe American Journal of Medicine
Volume76
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1984
Externally publishedYes

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