Archivos argentinos de pediatría
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ROSANOVA, María Teresa et al. Fungal infections in a pediatric burn care. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2011, vol.109, n.5, pp. 441-444. ISSN 0325-0075. http://dx.doi.org/10.5546/aap.2011.442.
Objective. Retrospective description of fungal infections in a specialized intensive care burn unit. Results. A total of 41 (21%) of 195 patients admitted from January 2002 to March 2006 developed fungal infections at any site. The median age of patients was 48 months (interquartile range: 18-84), and the affected burn surface was 40% (interquartile range 30 and 65% The median time lapse between admission and fungal infections was 13 days (interquartile range 8-20 d) The most frequent site of isolation was burnt wound in 38 patients (93%) and in blood cultures in 3 patients (7%). In 93% of patients bacterial infections were also found. The predominant fungus recovered was Candida spp in 20 patients (49%); followed by Aspergillus sp in 6 patients (15%), Anphotericin B was the drug of choice. The median time of complete treatment was 23 days (interquartile range: 15-30). One patient died (2%) from causes related to fungal infection. Conclusion. A total of 41 (21%) of 195 patients admitted from January 2002 to March 2006 developed fungal infections. Candida sp was the most frequently found. Mortality was low.
Palabras clave : Burn; Fungal; Infections.