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J. Fungi 2016, 2(2), 19; doi:10.3390/jof2020019

Pediatric Invasive Aspergillosis

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Health, University of California-San Francisco, 550 16th St, 4th Floor, Box 0434, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
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Received: 30 April 2016 / Revised: 6 June 2016 / Accepted: 8 June 2016 / Published: 13 June 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Aspergillus fumigatus: From Diagnosis to Therapy)
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Abstract

Invasive aspergillosis (IA) is a disease of increasing importance in pediatrics due to growth of the immunocompromised populations at risk and improvements in long-term survival for many of these groups. While general principles of diagnosis and therapy apply similarly across the age spectrum, there are unique considerations for clinicians who care for children and adolescents with IA. This review will highlight important differences in the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and therapy of pediatric IA. View Full-Text
Keywords: aspergillosis; pediatric; antifungal aspergillosis; pediatric; antifungal
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Wattier, R.L.; Ramirez-Avila, L. Pediatric Invasive Aspergillosis. J. Fungi 2016, 2, 19.

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