Aspergillosis in a Child with Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Complications, and Treatment

Azadeh Horri, Mehrnaz Khademi, Javad Faryabi, Razieh Shojaeepour


Microbial infection is common in patients with leukemia. However, aspergillosis is a rare complication of oral region. Attention to early diagnosis and multidisciplinary treatment can reduce the wide range of complications of the infection in these patients.

This article reports 4-year history of a child with leukemia, who suffered from a rare aspergillosis infection in the palatal region of oral cavity during chemotherapy.

Early diagnosis and treatment of bacterial and fungal infections, especially rare types such as aspergillosis, in patients with leukemia is important for reducing widespread complications. However, prosthetic treatment and attention to psychological complications of orofacial defects would also improve their quality of life significantly. These improvements can be seen more clearly in children.

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