We report the case of a patient who underwent cytotoxic chemotherapy and allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) for acute myelogenous leukemia in the presence of hepatic cystic echinococcal infection. The presence of Echinococcus granulosus infection in an immunocompromised host is extremely rare, with lack of established data regarding optimal management. Successful management of the patient's disease processes required a multidisciplinary approach, which included systemic chemotherapy, HSCT, treatment of chronic graft-versus-host-disease, and elective en bloc resection of the hepatic cyst.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Transplant Infectious Disease|
|State||Published - Jun 2011|
- Acute myelogenous leukemia
- Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Infectious Diseases