Document Detail

Cerebral Aspergillosis in a Diabetic Patient Leading to Cerebral Artery Occlusion and Ischemic Stroke: A Case Report and Literature Review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  25444026     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Cerebral aspergillosis is a rare and highly fatal hematogenous infection most commonly found in immune compromised patients. From the onset of neurologic symptoms, the median reported rate of survival is between 5 and 9 days. Compounded with increased hemorrhagic risks and the lack of specificity in both clinical presentation and traditional imaging, a fast and noninvasive method of definitive diagnosis is necessary if there is to be any hope for positive outcomes. We describe the case of a 50-year-old female diabetic with a history of otitis media, an uncharacterized inflammatory nasopharyngeal process, and prior ischemic strokes who presented with a new cerebral infarction in the setting of an angioinvasive fungal infection of the large cerebral arteries. We also present a literature review of aspergillosis detection and treatment in hopes that future cases will be diagnosed in a timely manner and more patients may be saved.
Wentao Li; Neelofer Shafi; Ramayee Periakaruppan; Tibor Valyi-Nagy; John Groth; Fernando D Testai
Related Documents :
25472626 - Complete recovery of a wide local reaction by the use of dexrazoxane 72 hours after epi...
25236316 - Women and acne: any difference from males? a review of literature.
25444026 - Cerebral aspergillosis in a diabetic patient leading to cerebral artery occlusion and i...
25202366 - Primary bone lymphoma: a case report and review of the literature.
18753976 - Intraoperative assessment of clear cell carcinoma of the ovary.
20173516 - Posterolateral approaches to the craniovertebral junction.
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-11-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-8511     ISO Abbreviation:  J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis     Publication Date:  2014 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-12-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-12-3    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9111633     Medline TA:  J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2014 National Stroke Association. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  The Application of Cycling and Cycling Combined with Feedback in the Rehabilitation of Stroke Patien...
Next Document:  Circulating CD133+ CD34+ Progenitor Cells and Plasma Stromal-Derived Factor-1Alpha: Predictive Role ...