, Volume 105, Issue 3, pp 163–166 | Cite as

Cladosporiosis (Cerebral Phaeohyphomycosis) of brain — a case report

  • Uma Banerjee
  • A. K. Mohapatra
  • C. Sarkar
  • R. Chaudhery


A case of cerebral cladosporiosis caused by Cladosporium trichoides (bantianum) now known as Xylohypha bantiana is described and illustrated. Predisposing debilitating diseases were not detectable. The Cladosporiosis diagnosis was based on visualisation of hyphal element in direct Gram's stain, direct KOH preparate of pus from brain abscess and on repeated successful cultivation of Cladosporium trichoides from specimen and by histopathology. Following surgery and anti-fungal chemotherapy the patient was cured.

Key words

brain abscess Cladosporium good outcome nonimmuno compromised young patient 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Uma Banerjee
    • 1
  • A. K. Mohapatra
    • 2
  • C. Sarkar
    • 3
  • R. Chaudhery
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Department of PathologyAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia

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