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Successful treatment of a brain abscess due toTrichoderma longibrachiatum after surgical resection

  • P. Seguin
  • B. Degeilh
  • I. Grulois
  • A. Gacouin
  • S. Maugendre
  • T. Dufour
  • B. Dupont
  • C. Camus
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Abstract

A case of brain abscess due toTrichoderma longibrachiatum in a leukemic patient with prolonged neutropenia is reported. Definitive cure was achieved after neurosurgical resection of the abscess and prolonged antifungal therapy.Trichoderma is a filamentous fungus species, which is only exceptionally pathogenic in humans. This genus and particularly the speciesTrichoderma longibrachiatum should be added to the growing list of fungi causing infection in immunocompromised patients.

Keywords

Internal Medicine Neutropenia Successful Treatment Fungus Species Filamentous Fungus 
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© Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn Verlagsgesellschaft mbH 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Seguin
    • 1
  • B. Degeilh
    • 2
  • I. Grulois
    • 3
  • A. Gacouin
    • 1
  • S. Maugendre
    • 4
  • T. Dufour
    • 5
  • B. Dupont
    • 6
  • C. Camus
    • 1
  1. 1.Clinique des Maladies Infectieuses et Réanimation MédicaleCentre Hospitalier Universitaire de PontchaillouRennes CedexFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Mycologie et de ParasitologieCentre Hospitalier Universitaire de PontchaillouRennes CedexFrance
  3. 3.Service d'Hématologie CliniqueCentre Hospitalier Universitaire de PontchaillouRennes CedexFrance
  4. 4.Laboratoire d'Anatomie-PathologiqueCentre Hospitalier Universitaire de PontchaillouRennes CedexFrance
  5. 5.Service de NeurochirurgieCentre Hospitalier Universitaire de PontchaillouRennes CedexFrance
  6. 6.Unité de Mycologie, Institut PasteurCentre National de Référence des Mycoses et des AntifongiquesParis Cedex 15France

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