First Autochthonous Case of Rhinocladiella mackenziei Cerebral Abscess Outside the Middle East

Date

2010-02-01

Authors

Badali, Hamid
Chander, Jagdish
Bansal, Shaifali
Aher, Atul
Borkar, Surendra S.
Meis, Jacques F.
de Hoog, G. Sybren

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Publisher

American Society for Microbiology

Abstract

Cerebral phaeohyphomycosis due to Rhinocladiella mackenziei is a severe infection in the middle east, resulting in nearly 100% mortality despite the application of combined surgical and antifungal therapy and occurring occasionally in otherwise healthy patients. We report the first case of brain infection in a middle-aged male in India, where R. mackenziei is not endemic.

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Keywords

cerebral phaeohyphomycosis, Rhinocladiella mackenziei

Citation

Badali, H., Chander, J., Bansal, S., Aher, A., Borkar, S. S., Meis, J. F., & de Hoog, G. S. (2010). First Autochthonous Case of Rhinocladiella mackenziei Cerebral Abscess Outside the Middle East. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 48(2), 646-649. doi:10.1128/jcm.01855-09

Department

Molecular Microbiology and Immunology