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Mycotic aneurysms as lethal complication of brain pseudallescheriasis in a near-drowned child: a CT demonstration.
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PMID:  12427626     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Intracranial true mycotic aneurysms are rare and generally lethal. We report a case of a near-drowned child with brain abscesses due to Pseudallescheria boydii, a saprophytic fungus, who died after subarachnoid hemorrhage occurred. CT showed contrast-enhancing lesions indicative of aneurysms of basilar and right posterior cerebral arteries that could not be appreciated 2 days before. P. boydii is often resistant to commonly used antimycotic drugs. Because CNS infection is frequently associated with near-drowning, early diagnosis and specific therapy are strongly recommended for these patients.
Anna Messori; Cecilia Lanza; Maurizio De Nicola; Francesco Menichelli; Tiziana Capriotti; Letterio Morabito; Ugo Salvolini
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0195-6108     ISO Abbreviation:  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol     Publication Date:    2002 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-11-12     Completed Date:  2003-03-12     Revised Date:  2008-02-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003708     Medline TA:  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1697-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Neuroradiological Clinic, General Hospital Umberto I, Ancona, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Central Nervous System Fungal Infections / diagnosis*,  etiology
Child, Preschool
Intracranial Aneurysm / diagnosis*,  etiology
Near Drowning / complications,  diagnosis*
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / diagnosis,  etiology
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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