We report a case of primary intestinal infection due to filamentous fungi in an adolescent with Ewing sarcoma. The clinical picture was that of peritonitis secondaiy to intestinal perforation and the diagnosis was established only on histopathological bases. This condition is veiy rare, and only one case of primaiy intestinal mold infection in children with solid tumors has been reported in the literature, although more records can be found describing similar conditions in other cancer patient populations (i.e. adults with solid tumors or children with hematological malignancies or patients receiving hemopoietic stem cell transplant). Clinicians must be aware of this possibility since only an aggressive medical and surgical approach can improve patients' prognosis.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 1 2016|
- Ewing sarcoma
- Primary intestinal aspergillosis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)