Invasive candidal laryngitis as a manifistation of cyclic neutropenia in an Omani infant

Hussein Al-Kindi, Hamed Abdoon, Mazin Alkhabori, Shahina Daar, Ismail Beshlawi, Yasser A. Wali

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Abstract

Cyclic neutropenia is a congenital episodic defect in the development of neutrophils in the bone marrow. It is usually diagnosed late in infancy as it generally takes several cycles of neutropenia before the condition is suspected. These patients often have recurrent mild infectious episodes, but may develop life-threatening bacterial infections; however, they are unlikely to develop fungal infections as the neutropenia is usually self-limiting and of short duration. The authors report the case of an 8-month-old Omani female infant with cyclic neutropenia presenting as severe fungal (Candida) invasive laryngitis, needing life-saving tracheostomy and IV antifungal treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-344
Number of pages6
JournalPediatric Hematology and Oncology
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2008

Keywords

  • Cyclic neutropenia
  • Fungal
  • Invasive

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Hematology
  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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