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Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
Medknow Publications on behalf of Indian Association of Medical Microbiology
ISSN: 0255-0857
EISSN: 1998-3646
Vol. 26, No. 4, 2008, pp. 392-395
Bioline Code: mb08121
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology, Vol. 26, No. 4, 2008, pp. 392-395

 en Cerebral phaeohyphomycosis due to Cladophialophora bantiana check for this species in other resources
Lakshmi, V; Padmasri, C; Umabala, P; Sundaram, C & Panigrahi, M

Abstract

Cladophialophora bantiana check for this species in other resources a dematiaceous fungus and a member of the family Phaeohyphomycetes , is primarily a neurotropic fungus causing central nervous system (CNS) infection. We report a case of a well preserved, young adult male presenting with a capsuloganglionic abscess caused by C. bantiana , a rare entity. Diagnosis was made based on the mycology and histopathology findings of the aspirate from the abscess through a burr hole. The patient responded clinically to amphotericin B.

Keywords
Amphotericin B, dematiaceous fungus, neurotropic, Cladophialophora bantiana

 
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