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Title: Two imported cases of Penicillium marneffei infection in Belgium
Authors: Depraetere, K ×
Colebunders, R
Ieven, M
De Droogh, E
Pelgrom, Y
Hauben, Esther
Van Marck, E
Devroey, C #
Issue Date: Aug-1998
Publisher: Acta clinica belgica
Series Title: Acta clinica belgica vol:53 issue:4 pages:255-258
Abstract: Two imported cases of Penicillium marneffei infection in Belgium are reported. Both patients are Thai women co-infected with HIV. P. marneffei infection should be suspected in immunocompromised patients originating or travelling from South-East Asia with unexplained fever (>38 degrees C), weight loss, a generalised lymphadenopathy, hepatomegaly, splenomegaly, skin lesions, cough and anaemia. Diagnosis is made by culture and/or histopathological examination. Mild to moderate infections are treated with itraconazole 400 mg/day as first choice. Amphotericin B parenteral therapy may be required for seriously ill patients. Maintenance therapy with itraconazole 200 mg/day is necessary to prevent relapses.
ISSN: 1784-3286
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Translational Cell & Tissue Research
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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