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Case reports Rhizopus brain abscess: report of a case and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1961435     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The case of a 34-year-old intravenous drug abuser who survived brain abscess due to Rhizopus arrhizus is presented. The diagnosis was made by brain biopsy. Fungal brain abscess is a rare complication of IV drug abuse. Phycomycetes cause venous thrombosis and infarction of brain tissue. Medical versus surgical options are discussed.
Authors:
J Riefler; J Batbouta; D F Uphoff
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Military medicine     Volume:  156     ISSN:  0026-4075     ISO Abbreviation:  Mil Med     Publication Date:  1991 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-01-09     Completed Date:  1992-01-09     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984771R     Medline TA:  Mil Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  497-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Primary Care Physicians, P.C.-Leicester, MA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Biopsy
Brain Abscess / diagnosis,  etiology,  microbiology*
Humans
Male
Mucormycosis / diagnosis,  etiology,  microbiology*
Rhizopus*
Substance Abuse, Intravenous / complications*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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