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Zygomycotic invasion of the central nervous system.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20585927     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Zygomycosis is an opportunistic fungal infection that affects the central nervous system (CNS). In this report, we present three cases of zygomycosis with CNS involvement. In two patients zygomycosis developed after neurosurgery, and in the third patient zygomycosis developed after bone marrow transplantation for leukemia. All patients developed persistent fever and neurological deficits. They presented with progressive cerebral infarction accompanied by hemorrhage. Intraoperative findings and histopathological examinations revealed that zygomycotic hyphae caused mycotic aneurysm, vasculitis, and venous occlusion.
Tomoaki Sasaki; Masayuki Mineta; Keigo Kobayashi; Masakatsu Ando; Masahiko Obata
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-06-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Japanese journal of radiology     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1867-108X     ISO Abbreviation:  Jpn J Radiol     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-29     Completed Date:  2010-11-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101490689     Medline TA:  Jpn J Radiol     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  376-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Asahikawa Red Cross Hospital, Akebono, Asahikawa, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Bone Marrow Transplantation
Brain Diseases / etiology*,  radiography
Cerebral Infarction / etiology
Middle Aged
Neurosurgical Procedures
Opportunistic Infections
Postoperative Complications
Zygomycosis / etiology*,  radiography

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