Post-craniotomy wound infection caused by Pseudallescheria boydii. Case report

J Neurosurg. 1986 Jan;64(1):153-4. doi: 10.3171/jns.1986.64.1.0153.


The authors describe the first reported case of post-craniotomy wound infection due to Pseudallescheria boydii. The patient was a 24-year-old man who sustained a direct blunt injury to the calvaria, resulting in a large subdural hematoma that was surgically evacuated. Subsequently, the surgical wound became infected with a fungus, P. boydii, and was successfully treated with intravenous miconazole.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Ascomycota*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mycoses / complications*
  • Mycoses / drug therapy
  • Pseudallescheria*
  • Surgical Wound Infection / drug therapy
  • Surgical Wound Infection / etiology*