Scedosporium (Monosporium) apiospermum: multiple brain abscesses

Sabouraudia. 1985 Oct;23(5):371-6. doi: 10.1080/00362178585380531.


A 32-year-old female with alcoholic cirrhosis attempted to drown herself in a pond. She remained in a coma for 57 days. After a stormy course she developed multiple brain abscesses due to Scedosporium (Monosporium) apiospermum. Despite intravenous and intrathecal amphotericin B (total dose 870 mg) the patient died 71 days after the near drowning.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Ascomycota / pathogenicity*
  • Brain Abscess / microbiology*
  • Drowning*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mycetoma / etiology*
  • Pseudallescheria / pathogenicity*
  • Suicide, Attempted
  • Water Microbiology*