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Disseminated fungal infection associated with myeloperoxidase deficiency in a premature neonate


Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 19(10): 1027-1029
Disseminated fungal infection associated with myeloperoxidase deficiency in a premature neonate
A case of myeloperoxidase deficiency and recurrent systemic fungal infection is described in a premature neonate of 23 weeks gestation (Hong Kong, date not given). He had the usual complications associated with extreme prematurity including respiratory distress syndrome, patent ductus arteriosus which closed spontaneously at 6 weeks of life, Grade 2 intraventricular haemorrhage and chronic lung disease. Treatment for the first week included penicillin and cefuroxime.


Accession: 003408651

PMID: 11055615

DOI: 10.1097/00006454-200010000-00024



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