Scedosporium apiospermum post-traumatic cranial infection

Brain Inj. 2002 Jul;16(7):627-31. doi: 10.1080/02699050110119808.


Scedosporium apiospermum is an environmental mould. Human infection caused by this organism is described more and more often. However, only a few case reports demonstrate its role as a telluric contaminant in patients affected by traumatism. This report is the case of a severe post traumatic infection by S. apiospermum in an immunocompetent young man. Surgical drainage associated with systemic therapy was successful.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Brain / diagnostic imaging
  • Brain / microbiology*
  • Brain Injuries / microbiology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mycetoma / diagnosis
  • Mycetoma / microbiology*
  • Scedosporium / isolation & purification*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed