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Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2000 May;19(5):362-5.

Cutaneous aspergillosis in patients with haematological malignancies.

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  • 1Hematology Department, Ospedale Civile Spirito Santo, Pescara, Italy. dandomz@tin.it


The aim of the present study was to evaluate skin infections caused by Aspergillus in patients with haematological malignancies. Fifteen cases of cutaneous aspergillosis are reported, 12 of which occurred among 4448 consecutive patients with acute leukaemia. Cutaneous involvement occurred in 4% of patients with documented Aspergillus infection. Primary cutaneous aspergillosis was diagnosed in five cases. Infection was fatal in 11 of 15 cases; the absence of additional sites of infection other than cutis at presentation appeared to be the only factor related to a favourable outcome.

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