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Scand J Infect Dis. 1996;28(3):317-9.

Nosocomial cerebral aspergillosis: a report of 3 cases.

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Clinique de Réanimation des Maladies Infectieuses, Hôpital Bichat-Claude Bernard, Paris, France.

Abstract

Cerebral aspergillosis carries a mortality rate close to 100%, especially in immunocompromised patients. We describe 3 patients who contracted cerebral aspergillosis after neurosurgery, 2 of whom survived after exhaustive surgical treatment and medical treatment with high doses of amphotericin B (once liposomal), 5-fluorocytosine and itraconazole. We review the few non-fatal cases of cerebral aspergillosis reported. We consider that surgical excision must be complete and repeated if necessary, always in combination with medical treatment.

PMID:
8863371
DOI:
10.3109/00365549609027182
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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