S. Sabesin, M.D.; P. Carbone, M.D.; H. Sidransky, M.D.
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In the past six years, 19 patients at the National Institutes of Health have had histological evidence of disseminated, invasive, or localized aspergillosis. The seriousness of such infections has prompted a search for factors which predispose to the development of aspergillosis.
This group consisted of 14 patients with leukemia, two with malignant lymphoma, one with adenocarcinoma of the colon, one with myeloid metaplasia, and one with hypersensitivity angiitis. All patients had associated bacterial infections and had received prolonged or repeated courses of antibiotics. Although most of the patients had leukopenia or had received corticosteroids, myelosuppressive agents, or both, no relationship
Sabesin S, Carbone P, Sidransky H. Aspergillosis: A Disease Associated with Impaired Host Resistance.. Ann Intern Med. ;56:689–690. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-56-4-689_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;56(4):689-690.
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