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Cerebral Phaeohyphomycosis due to Cladophialophora bantiana - A Case Report and Review of Literature from India.
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PMID:  24959445     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Cerebral phaeohyphomycosis is a rare disease caused by dematiaceous fungi. It has poor prognosis irrespective of the immune status of the patient. Cladophialophora bantiana is the most commonly isolated species. We report a case of multiple brain abscesses caused by C. bantiana in an immune competent patient. The diagnosis was based on CT scan of head, direct examination and culture of the aspirate from the abscess. Despite complete surgical resection of the abscesses and antifungal therapy with amphotericin B and voriconazole the patient could not be saved. All the cases of cerebral phaeohyphomycosis due to this rare neurotropic fungus reported from India between 1962 and 2009 have also been reviewed.
Authors:
Pooja Suri; Deepinder Kaur Chhina; Vandana Kaushal; Rakesh Kumar Kaushal; Jasdeep Singh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2014-04-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical and diagnostic research : JCDR     Volume:  8     ISSN:  2249-782X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Diagn Res     Publication Date:  2014 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-06-24     Completed Date:  2014-06-24     Revised Date:  2014-06-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101488993     Medline TA:  J Clin Diagn Res     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  DD01-5     Citation Subset:  -    
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