Invasive Chaetomium infection in two immunocompromised pediatric patients

Amal Al-Aidaroos, Ibrahim Bin-Hussain, Hassan El Solh, Amani Kofide, Sahar Thawadi, Asim Belgaumi, Ali Al Ahmari

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The majority of fungal infections are caused by species such as Candida and Aspergillus. Other rare and emerging opportunistic fungal infections are on the increase. Risk factors for such infections include receipt of antimicrobial agents, chemotherapy, immunosuppression secondary to hematopoietic stem cell or solid organ transplantation, neutropenia, presence of indwelling intravascular catheter, prior hemodialysis, or previous fungal colonization. We present here the first 2 reports of fatal and invasive Chaetomium infections in pediatric patients. The first case occurred in a child with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and the other in a child with hemophagocytic syndrome (HSP).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)456-458
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Chaetomium
  • Child
  • Fungal
  • Immunocompromised


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