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Scedosporium apiospermum brain abscesses in an immunocompetent man with silicosis

Wilson, Heather; Kennedy, Karina

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We report a case of Scedosporium apiosporum brain abscesses in an immunocompetent 69-year-old man with a history of silicosis. Delayed diagnosis and institution of antifungal therapy was associated with neurological impairment, with subsequent complications resulting in death, highlighting the need for early diagnostic aspiration of brain abscesses non-responsive to antibiotics. We propose that, in the absence of identifiable immunosuppression, silicosis may have been a contributing factor to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/55054
Source: Medical Mycology Case Reports
DOI: 10.1016/j.mmcr.2013.02.006

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