[Scedosporiosis of the brain with fatal outcome after traumatizatio of the foot. case report]

Mycoses. 2000;43 Suppl 2:33-6.
[Article in German]


A 33 year old German man suffered from a wound of his foot after an accident. He developed an osteomyelitis. From wound probes Scedosporium apiospermum could be isolated for several times. Some weeks later a cerebral lesion could be diagnosed. The lesion was extirpated and again S. apiospermum could be cultured from the cerebral probes. A few weeks later the patient died and some new cerebral lesions could be diagnosed by CT-scan.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Brain / microbiology*
  • Brain Diseases / complications
  • Brain Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Brain Diseases / microbiology*
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Foot Dermatoses / complications
  • Foot Dermatoses / microbiology*
  • Foot Injuries / complications
  • Foot Injuries / microbiology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Osteomyelitis / microbiology
  • Radiography
  • Scedosporium* / isolation & purification
  • Wounds and Injuries / microbiology