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Gastric lavage for the diagnosis of pulmonary blastomycosis in pediatric patients.

Authors
  • Fanella, Sergio
  • Walkty, Andrew
  • Bridger, Natalie
  • Crockett, Maryanne
  • Consunji-Araneta, Raquel
  • Embree, Joanne
  • Karlowsky, James
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2010
Volume
29
Issue
12
Pages
1146–1148
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3181ecc94b
PMID: 20622708
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A case of pulmonary blastomycosis in a pediatric patient diagnosed by gastric lavage is described. Use of gastric lavage averted the need for more invasive diagnostic techniques including bronchoscopy. Further study is required to define the sensitivity of gastric lavage for recovery of Blastomyces dermatitidis from pediatric patients with pulmonary blastomycosis.

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