Perianal Infections in Children With Acute Myeloid Leukemia: A Report From the Canadian Infection in Acute Myeloid Leukemia Research Group Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Abstract Among 235 children with acute myeloid leukemia, 17 experienced 19 perianal infections. Among 12 episodes with definite abscess, 75% were severely neutropenic. Sixteen diagnostic imaging evaluations were performed; diagnostic yield was similar between computerized tomography of pelvis (5 of 10) and ultrasound (3 of 5). Consistent management approaches to perianal infection should be developed.

authors

  • Renzi, Samuele
  • Bartram, Jack
  • Ali, Salah
  • Portwine, Carol
  • Mitchell, David
  • Dix, David
  • Lewis, Victor
  • Price, Victoria
  • Johnston, Donna L
  • Sung, Lillian

publication date

  • September 25, 2019