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Concomitant cerebral aspergillosis and mucormycosis in an immunocompetent woman treated with corticosteroids

  • Vittorio ManteroEmail author
  • Paola Basilico
  • Ugo Pozzetti
  • Silvia Tonolo
  • Giorgio Rossi
  • Giannantonio Spena
  • Andrea Rigamonti
  • Andrea Salmaggi
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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Aspergillosis Mucormycosis Fungal infection Cerebral infection 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Neurology Unit“A. Manzoni” Hospital – ASST LeccoLeccoItaly
  2. 2.Department of Internal Medicine“A. Manzoni” Hospital – ASST LeccoLeccoItaly
  3. 3.Pathological Anatomy Unit“A. Manzoni” Hospital – ASST LeccoLeccoItaly
  4. 4.Laboratory Unit“A. Manzoni” Hospital – ASST LeccoLeccoItaly
  5. 5.Neurosurgery Unit“A. Manzoni” Hospital – ASST LeccoLeccoItaly

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