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Aspergillosis of the cerebral ventricles in a heroin abuser. Case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6401419     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Aspergillosis of the cerebral ventricles developed in a 36-year-old heroin abuser who died during the sixth week of illness. The diagnosis was not made during life. A review of our case and of four previous cases from the literature indicates that aspergillosis should be considered in parenteral drug abusers with the syndrome of chronic meningitis or ventriculitis. The diagnosis is difficult to establish, but serologic tests may be helpful. This form of CNS aspergillosis can be cured with antifungal drugs.
R Morrow; B Wong; W E Finkelstein; S S Sternberg; D Armstrong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of internal medicine     Volume:  143     ISSN:  0003-9926     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  1983 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-02-14     Completed Date:  1983-02-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372440     Medline TA:  Arch Intern Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  161-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aspergillosis / diagnosis*,  microbiology
Aspergillus flavus / isolation & purification
Aspergillus fumigatus / isolation & purification
Brain Diseases / diagnosis,  microbiology
Cerebral Ventricles* / microbiology
Diagnosis, Differential
Heroin Dependence / complications*
Meningitis / diagnosis

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