Mandibular osteomyelitis caused by Blastoschizomyces capitatus in a child with acute myelogenous leukemia

Ming Y. Cheung, Nan Chang Chiu, Shu Huey Chen, Hsi C. Liu, Chi T. Ou, Der Cherng Liang

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A 6-year-old girl with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) developed fungal mandibular osteomyelitis during chemotherapy. Blastoschizomyces capitatus was recognized histologically by its yeast-like morphology and formation of annelloconidia, and was confirmed by culture. The fungal osteomyelitis of the mandible was treated successfully with prolonged antifungal medication, extensive surgical debridement and an oral care program, without interrupting leukemia chemotherapy. B. capitatus osteomyelitis of the mandible may occur during chemotherapy in AML patients with poor dental condition. Successful treatment can be achieved by careful management without interruption of antineoplastic chemotherapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)787-789
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1999
Externally publishedYes



  • Acute myelogenous leukemia
  • Blastoschizomyces capitatus
  • Mandible
  • Osteomyelitis

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  • Medicine(all)

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