Cerebral Cladosporiosis--A Neuropathological and Microbiological Study

Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 1983;85(4):245-53. doi: 10.1016/0303-8467(83)90075-6.


Cerebral cladosporiosis is a rare mycotic infection of the brain. So far only 21 culture-proven cases of cerebral cladosporiosis have been listed in literature (FETTER et al. 1967, FETTER and KLINTWORTH, 1978). In view of the rarity of this mycotic infection and its clinical importance we report two cases of culture-proven cerebral cladosporiosis. They presented as meningoencephalitis with extensive areas of haemorrhagic infarctions of frontoparietal lobes. Both patients were middle-aged farmers from Karnataka State, South India. The clinical, neuropathological and mycological features are presented.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Brain Diseases / microbiology
  • Brain Diseases / pathology*
  • Chromoblastomycosis / microbiology
  • Chromoblastomycosis / pathology*
  • Cladosporium
  • Humans
  • Male