Cerebral vasculitis caused by Aspergillus species in an immunocompetent adult

Infection. 2004 Dec;32(6):360-3. doi: 10.1007/s15010-004-3077-1.


We describe a case of cerebral vasculitis due to Aspergillus infection in an immunocompetent adult, in whom the probable source was paranasal sinus infection. At postmortem there was widespread endovascular Aspergillus infection of the cerebral arteries with occlusion of the basilar artery. We review the literature regarding intracranial Aspergillus infection and new approaches to diagnosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aspergillosis / complications*
  • Aspergillus / pathogenicity*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immunocompetence
  • Vasculitis, Central Nervous System / microbiology*
  • Vasculitis, Central Nervous System / pathology