Survival of a neglected case of brain abscess caused by Cladophialophora bantiana

Med Mycol. 2006 Nov;44(7):651-4. doi: 10.1080/13693780600637690.


Cladophialophora bantiana is an uncommon fungus related to the black yeasts which causes, if untreated, mostly fatal cerebral infections in immunosuppressed and competent patients. We report a case of a patient who survived a recurrent cerebral abscess caused by C. bantiana despite delayed and apparently inappropriate therapy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Antifungal Agents / pharmacology
  • Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use
  • Brain Abscess / diagnosis
  • Brain Abscess / drug therapy
  • Brain Abscess / microbiology*
  • Central Nervous System Fungal Infections / diagnosis
  • Central Nervous System Fungal Infections / drug therapy
  • Cladosporium / classification
  • Cladosporium / isolation & purification*
  • Humans
  • Male


  • Antifungal Agents