Phaeohyphomycosis Complicating Compound Skull Fracture

Surg Neurol. 1986 Apr;25(4):393-6. doi: 10.1016/0090-3019(86)90216-8.

Abstract

Intracranial infection is a well-recognized complication of compound skull fractures. In most cases various bacteria are identified as the etiologic agents. Fungal infection complicating open head trauma is unusual. We describe a patient who contracted fatal meningoencephalitis due to Drechslera spicifera, a rarely pathogenic soil saprophyte, after open head trauma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Brain / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Meningoencephalitis / etiology*
  • Meningoencephalitis / pathology
  • Mitosporic Fungi / isolation & purification
  • Mycoses / etiology*
  • Mycoses / pathology
  • Skull Fractures / complications*
  • Soil Microbiology
  • Wound Infection / etiology*
  • Wound Infection / microbiology