Xylohypha Bantiana Multiple Brain Abscesses in a Patient With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Can J Infect Dis. 2003 Mar;14(2):119-20. doi: 10.1155/2003/643425.


Xylohypha bantiana is a rare cause of cerebral fungal infection (phaeohyphomycosis). We report on a 72-year-old man who, while taking several immunosuppressive medications for systemic lupus erythematosus, presented with multiple bilateral cerebral abscesses caused by X bantiana. The lesions were not surgically amenable and the patient died two months after discontinuing antifungal therapy.

Keywords: Brain abscess; Fungal infection; Immunosuppression; Xylohypha bantiana.

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