Predisposing Factors

  • Shruti Gupta
  • Sanjay Behari


The central nervous system (CNS) is an uncommon site for fungal infections. A rise of infections in the immunocompromised patient population, along with an increase in their life expectancy due to improved medical care, has led to an increase in the prevalence of CNS mycotic infections. An early diagnosis and prompt management, both medical and surgical, are essential for improving the clinical outcome.


Central nervous system Fungal infections Inoculation and spread Pathobiology Pathogenesis Pathogenic fungi Predisposing factors 



Burn wound infection


Central nervous system


Common variable immunodeficiency


Human immunodeficiency virus


Haematopoietic stem cell transplant






Severe combined immunodeficiency


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shruti Gupta
    • 1
  • Sanjay Behari
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgerySanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical SciencesLucknowIndia

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