Microascus cinereus (anamorph Scopulariopsis) brain abscess in a bone marrow transplant recipient

John W. Baddley, Stephen A. Moser, Deanna A. Sutton, Peter G. Pappas

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Abstract

We report the first documented case of brain abscess due to the dematiaceous fungus Microascus cinereus, an organism common in soil and stored grain. M. cinereus was isolated from brain abscess material from a bone marrow transplant recipient. The patient responded well to treatment by amphotericin B lipid complex, itraconazole, and a craniotomy but later died from secondary complications caused by graft-versus-host disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)395-397
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume38
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 24 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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