Concomitant cerebral aspergillosis and mucormycosis in an immunocompetent woman treated with corticosteroids
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We present the case of an immunocompetent 55-year-old woman, treated with corticosteroids, developing a cerebral fungal infection with autoptic ascertainment of aspergillosis and mucormycosis. This is the first report of cerebral co-infection by mucorales and aspergillus in an immunocompetent host. A possible explanation is that corticosteroids, even if taken for a short time, led to a transient lowering of immune function and contributed to negative outcome.
KeywordsAspergillosis Mucormycosis Fungal infection Cerebral infection
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