Fatal brain infection caused by Aspergillus glaucus in an immunocompetent patient identified by sequencing of the ribosomal 18S–28S internal transcribed spacer
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- Traboulsi, R.S., Kattar, M.M., Dbouni, O. et al. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis (2007) 26: 747. doi:10.1007/s10096-007-0361-x
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Cerebral aspergillosis has rarely been reported in immunocompetent patients. We herein describe a unique case of cerebral aspergillosis in a healthy adult that led to his death despite aggressive antifungal therapy. Sequencing of ribosomal 18S–28S internal transcribed spacer identified the organism as Eurotium herbariorum, the teleomorph of Aspergillus glaucus.