Aspergillus terreus Spondylodiscitis in an Immunocompromised Child.

Aspergillus terreus Spondylodiscitis in an Immunocompromised Child.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2018 Jun 15;:

Authors: Sohn YJ, Yun JH, Yun KW, Kang HJ, Choi EH, Shin HY, Lee HJ

Abstract
We report the case of a 12-year-old immunocompromised boy with spondylodiscitis of the thoracolumbar spine caused by Aspergillus terreus. Microbiologic diagnosis was confirmed by inoculation of aspiration fluid into blood culture bottles. Due to non-compliance, the patient was treated with extended voriconazole therapy (23 months) with regular serum drug concentration monitoring and intermittent direct observation therapy in an outpatient clinic.

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