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Primary cutaneous aspergillosis of premature infants - Skin
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Contributors: Craig N. Burkhart MD, Dean Morrell MD, Lowell A. Goldsmith MD, MPH, Nancy Esterly MD
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Synopsis

This summary discusses aspergillosis in neonates. Aspergillosis in adults and children is addressed separately.

Aspergillosis has been used to describe tissue invasion, allergy, or colonization with the mold Aspergillus. Primary cutaneous aspergillosis has been reported in several neonates, most of whom were premature. Patients were diagnosed between age 6 and 30 days, and several had been previously treated with antibiotics. Primary cutaneous aspergillosis has been described beneath IV catheter tape due to maceration or abrasions. Invasive aspergillosis typically affects the lungs and less often the kidneys, heart, brain, sinuses, and skin. In invasive aspergillosis, death often ensues, despite aggressive therapy.

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ICD10CM:
B44.9 – Aspergillosis, unspecified

SNOMEDCT:
402798004 – Neonatal fungal infection of skin

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