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Urine antigen detection of blastomycosis in pediatric patients.
Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2006 Nov; 25(11):1076-8.PI

Abstract

Blastomycosis is an uncommonly recognized disease in pediatric patients. We describe 4 cases of pediatric blastomycosis that presented to our children's hospital, 2 with isolated pulmonary blastomycosis and 2 with disseminated blastomycosis. Because of variable clinical presentations and morbidity if treatment is delayed, physicians must maintain a high index of suspicion and obtain appropriate diagnostic tests promptly. For the first time, we report the effect of therapy on Blastomyces antigen clearance. In our experience, the urine antigen detection for B. dermatitidis is useful for diagnosis and follow up during therapy.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 61637, USA. kmongkol@uic.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Evaluation Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17072135

Citation

Mongkolrattanothai, Kanokporn, et al. "Urine Antigen Detection of Blastomycosis in Pediatric Patients." The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, vol. 25, no. 11, 2006, pp. 1076-8.
Mongkolrattanothai K, Peev M, Wheat LJ, et al. Urine antigen detection of blastomycosis in pediatric patients. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2006;25(11):1076-8.
Mongkolrattanothai, K., Peev, M., Wheat, L. J., & Marcinak, J. (2006). Urine antigen detection of blastomycosis in pediatric patients. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 25(11), 1076-8.
Mongkolrattanothai K, et al. Urine Antigen Detection of Blastomycosis in Pediatric Patients. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2006;25(11):1076-8. PubMed PMID: 17072135.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Urine antigen detection of blastomycosis in pediatric patients. AU - Mongkolrattanothai,Kanokporn, AU - Peev,Milen, AU - Wheat,L Joseph, AU - Marcinak,John, PY - 2006/10/31/pubmed PY - 2006/12/22/medline PY - 2006/10/31/entrez SP - 1076 EP - 8 JF - The Pediatric infectious disease journal JO - Pediatr Infect Dis J VL - 25 IS - 11 N2 - Blastomycosis is an uncommonly recognized disease in pediatric patients. We describe 4 cases of pediatric blastomycosis that presented to our children's hospital, 2 with isolated pulmonary blastomycosis and 2 with disseminated blastomycosis. Because of variable clinical presentations and morbidity if treatment is delayed, physicians must maintain a high index of suspicion and obtain appropriate diagnostic tests promptly. For the first time, we report the effect of therapy on Blastomyces antigen clearance. In our experience, the urine antigen detection for B. dermatitidis is useful for diagnosis and follow up during therapy. SN - 0891-3668 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17072135/Urine_antigen_detection_of_blastomycosis_in_pediatric_patients_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1097/01.inf.0000241144.89426.2a DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -