Pneumonia with marked pleural effusion caused by Aspergillus infection

Fumi Miyake, Tetsushi Yoshikawa, Ayano Fujita, Chie Usui, Shiho Akimoto, Toshio Tanaka, Yumiko Saito, Yoshizo Asano

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Abstract

We present a case of pneumonia with marked pleural effusion caused by Aspergillus infection in a 2-year-old Japanese girl with Down's syndrome. The patient was previously diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, developing the pneumonia during induction treatment. Although no pathogens could be isolated from any clinical specimens, 135,000 copies/mL of Aspergillus DNA were detected in the pleural fluid using real time polymerase chain reaction. The copy numbers of DNA decreased rapidly after appropriate antifungal treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)186-187
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 02-2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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