Infections in haematological malignancies

An autopsy study of 72 cases

Vivi M. Srivastava, Hemalatha Krishnaswami, Alok Srivastava, David Dennison, Mammen Chandy

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Abstract

Autopsy material from 72 patients with haematological malignancies treated in India was reviewed. Thirty-seven patients (51%) had documented infections; 20 (27%) had bacterial infections, 14 of which were Gram-negative organisms (Pseudomonas species in 10); tuberculosis was present in 2 patients (2.7%). Twenty-one patients (29%) had systemic fungal infections; invasive pulmonary aspergillosis and gastrointestinal candidiasis were present in 10 patients each. Only 3 patients (4%) had viral infection, all of which were due to cytomegalovirus. Eleven patients (15%) had polymicrobial infections. No patient had any parasitic infection. Systemic fungal infections due to Aspergillus and Candida predominated, while Gram-negative bacterial infections were also common.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)406-408
Number of pages3
JournalTransactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume90
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996

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Hematologic Neoplasms
Autopsy
Infection
Mycoses
Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections
Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis
Parasitic Diseases
Candidiasis
Virus Diseases
Aspergillus
Pseudomonas
Cytomegalovirus
Coinfection
Candida
Bacterial Infections
India
Tuberculosis

Keywords

  • Aspergillus
  • Candida
  • Co-infection
  • Gram-negative bacteria
  • Haematological malignacy
  • India

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Medicine(all)

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Infections in haematological malignancies : An autopsy study of 72 cases. / Srivastava, Vivi M.; Krishnaswami, Hemalatha; Srivastava, Alok; Dennison, David; Chandy, Mammen.

In: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Vol. 90, No. 4, 1996, p. 406-408.

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Srivastava, Vivi M. ; Krishnaswami, Hemalatha ; Srivastava, Alok ; Dennison, David ; Chandy, Mammen. / Infections in haematological malignancies : An autopsy study of 72 cases. In: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 1996 ; Vol. 90, No. 4. pp. 406-408.
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