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Cerebral Aspergillus arteritis with bland infarcts: a report of two patients with poor outcome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17921661     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Two patients with cerebrovascular aspergillosis, in the form of arteritis, thrombosis and bland infarcts are reported. One patient had systemic lupus erythematosus with disseminated aspergillosis in lungs, kidneys and brain. The other patient was immunocompetent and had sphenoid sinusitis. Both the patients were diagnosed at autopsy only, despite extensive imaging and laboratory studies. High index of clinical suspicion and early aggressive antifungal therapy are required since definite diagnostic modalities are not available.
Authors:
Megha S Uppin; Sundaram Challa; Shantveer G Uppin; Suvarna Alladi; Jyotsna Rani Yarlagadda
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurology India     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0028-3886     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurol India     Publication Date:    2007 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-08     Completed Date:  2009-06-09     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0042005     Medline TA:  Neurol India     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  298-300     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pathology, NIMS, Panjagutta, Hyderabad andhra Pradesh, India.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Aspergillus / pathogenicity*
Circle of Willis / microbiology,  pathology
Female
Humans
Infarction / microbiology*,  pathology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods
Male
Neuroaspergillosis / complications,  pathology*
Thalamus / microbiology,  pathology
Vasculitis, Central Nervous System / complications,  pathology*

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