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Cerebral Pseudallescheria mycosis after near-drowning.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8720198     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Scedosporium apiospermum, an anamorph of Pseudallescheria boydii, is a hyalohyphomycete which can be mistaken, histologically, for Aspergillus. S. apiospermum is clinically distinguished by resistance to most antifungals and its ability to cause invasive mycoses in immunocompetent patients. Here we present a typical case of lethal cerebral Pseudallescheria mycosis in a child after near-drowning.
R Rüchel; E Wilichowski
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mycoses     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0933-7407     ISO Abbreviation:  Mycoses     Publication Date:    1995 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-10-10     Completed Date:  1996-10-10     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8805008     Medline TA:  Mycoses     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  473-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Göttingen, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use
Brain Abscess / cerebrospinal fluid,  drug therapy,  microbiology*
Child, Preschool
Drug Therapy, Combination
Fatal Outcome
Fluconazole / therapeutic use
Flucytosine / therapeutic use
Mycetoma / cerebrospinal fluid,  drug therapy,  etiology*
Near Drowning*
Pseudallescheria* / isolation & purification
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antifungal Agents; 2022-85-7/Flucytosine; 86386-73-4/Fluconazole

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