Advanced Practice Nursing Issues

Aspergillus Pneumonia in Adult Patients With Acute Leukemia

Stacey Cadogan

Sharon Miller

aspergillus, pneumonia, leukemia
CJON 2014, 18(2), 243-246. DOI: 10.1188/14.CJON.243-246

Aspergillus pneumonia often is a fatal consequence of prolonged neutropenia in patients with acute leukemia. Despite prompt diagnosis and adequate antifungal therapy, mortality remains high among these patients. Recognizing early signs and symptoms, as well as risk factors, is the key to reducing morbidity and mortality.

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