Fungal infections of the lung in children

Paolo Tomà, Alice Bertaina, Elio Castagnola, Giovanna Stefania Colafati, Maria Luisa D’Andrea, Andrea Finocchi, Vincenzina Lucidi, Angela Mastronuzzi, Claudio Granata

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Fungal infections of the lungs are relatively common and potentially life-threatening conditions in immunocompromised children. The role of imaging in children with lung mycosis is to delineate the extension of pulmonary involvement, to assess response to therapy, and to monitor for adverse sequelae such as bronchiectasis and cavitation. The aim of this paper is to show imaging findings in a series of patients with fungal pneumonia from two tertiary children’s hospitals, to discuss differential diagnoses and to show how imaging findings can vary depending on the host immune response.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalPediatric Radiology
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Sep 23 2016


  • Children
  • Computed tomography
  • Fungus
  • Infection
  • Lung
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Mycoses
  • Radiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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