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Histoplasmosis brain abscesses in an immunocompetent adult. A case report and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  24976201     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe the case of a 62-year-old man, who presented with a new onset of focal seizures of his right leg. There were no other clinical symptoms, and laboratory results were normal. Brain magnetic resonance imaging revealed multiple lesions, two supratentorial lesions were ring-enhancing. The brain biopsy tissue showed Histoplasma capsulatum abscesses. He improved on treatment with Amphotericin B. This case is reported since cerebral ring-enhancing lesions are rarely associated with histoplasmosis, which is also rare in an immunocompetent individual. We review the literature and discuss the radiologic and pathologic findings of this case compared with previous reports.
Ana Ines Andrade; Maren Donato; Carlos Previgliano; Mardjohan Hardjasudarma
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2014-06-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  The neuroradiology journal     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1971-4009     ISO Abbreviation:  Neuroradiol J     Publication Date:  2014 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-06-30     Completed Date:  2014-09-12     Revised Date:  2014-10-22    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101295103     Medline TA:  Neuroradiol J     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  334-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Brain / pathology
Brain Abscess / immunology*,  pathology*
Encephalitis / complications*,  immunology*
Histoplasmosis / immunology*,  pathology*
Immunocompetence / immunology*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods
Middle Aged

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