Diagnostic Imaging and Invasive Fungal Diseases in Children.

TitleDiagnostic Imaging and Invasive Fungal Diseases in Children.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsKatragkou A, Fisher BT, Groll AH, Roilides E, Walsh TJ
JournalJ Pediatric Infect Dis Soc
Volume6
Issuesuppl_1
PaginationS22-S31
Date Published2017 Sep 01
ISSN2048-7207
Abstract

Invasive fungal disease (IFD) is a life-threatening condition, especially in immunocompromised children. The role of diagnostic imaging in children at risk for an IFD is multifactorial, including initially detecting it, evaluating for dissemination of infection beyond the primary site of disease, monitoring the response to antifungal therapy, and assessing for potential relapse. The objective of this review was to synthesize the published literature relevant to the use of various imaging modalities for the diagnosis and management of IFD in children.

DOI10.1093/jpids/pix055
Alternate JournalJ Pediatric Infect Dis Soc
PubMed ID28927203