Chronic granulomatous disease presenting with disseminated intracranial aspergillosis

Academic Article


  • We describe an 8-year-old boy who presented with multiple unresectable aspergillus brain abscesses as the initial presentation of X-linked chronic granulomatous disease (CGD). He failed initial therapy with amphotericin B, but was subsequently salvaged with voriconazole. CGD should be considered in the differential diagnosis for all children presenting with invasive fungal infections, particularly, those involving the central nervous system (CNS). Whereas, optimal pharmacologic therapy is still unknown for CNS aspergillosis, voriconazole may have an advantage due to its ability to cross the blood brain barrier and excellent oral absorption and bioavailability. © 2005 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
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    Author List

  • Alsultan A; Williams MS; Lubner S; Goldman FD
  • Start Page

  • 107
  • End Page

  • 110
  • Volume

  • 47
  • Issue

  • 1