Cerebral Pseudallescheria mycosis after near-drowning

Mycoses. Nov-Dec 1995;38(11-12):473-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0507.1995.tb00022.x.

Abstract

Scedosporium apiospermum, an anamorph of Pseudallescheria boydii, is a hyalohyphomycete which can be mistaken, histologically, for Aspergillus. S. apiospermum is clinically distinguished by resistance to most antifungals and its ability to cause invasive mycoses in immunocompetent patients. Here we present a typical case of lethal cerebral Pseudallescheria mycosis in a child after near-drowning.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use
  • Brain Abscess / cerebrospinal fluid
  • Brain Abscess / drug therapy
  • Brain Abscess / microbiology*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Drug Therapy, Combination
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Fluconazole / therapeutic use
  • Flucytosine / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mycetoma / cerebrospinal fluid
  • Mycetoma / drug therapy
  • Mycetoma / etiology*
  • Near Drowning*
  • Pseudallescheria* / isolation & purification
  • Resuscitation

Substances

  • Antifungal Agents
  • Fluconazole
  • Flucytosine