, Volume 112, Issue 3, pp 147–155 | Cite as

Mycotic infection and the pediatric surgeon

  • Hagith Nagar


The incidence of major fungal infection in recent years has paralleled increasing use of immunosuppressive drugs, broad spectrum antibiotics and implantable catheters and prostheses. The pediatric surgeon encounters fungi as agents of perioperative infection and anatomic disease requiring surgical intervention. Clinical mycology is increasingly challenged by a wide spectrum of unfamiliar fungi, fungal infections and antimycotic drugs. An overview of the expanding role of surgical mycosis in children is presented.

Key words

Fungal infection surgery pediatrics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hagith Nagar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric SurgeryTel-Aviv Medical CenterTel-AvivIsrael

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