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Infection

, Volume 32, Issue 6, pp 360– 363 | Cite as

Cerebral Vasculitis Caused by Aspergillus Species in an Immunocompetent Adult

  • M. Roberts
  • A. Carmichael
  • P. Martin
Case Report

Abstract

We describe a case of cerebral vasculitis due to Aspergillus infection in an immunocompetent adult, in whom the probable source was paranasal sinus infection. At postmortem there was widespread endovascular Aspergillus infection of the cerebral arteries with occlusion of the basilar artery. We review the literature regarding intracranial Aspergillus infection and new approaches to diagnosis.

Keywords

Public Health General Practice Aspergillus Vasculitis Family Medicine 
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© Urban & Vogel Medien und Medizin Verlagsgesellschaft 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. of Infectious DiseasesAddenbrooke’s HospitalCambridge, CB2 2QQUK
  2. 2.Dept. of NeurologyAddenbrooke’s HospitalCambridgeUK

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