Title

Madurella mycetomatis as an agent of brain abscess: case report and review of literature

Document Type

Article

Department

Paediatrics and Child Health; Pathology and Microbiology

Abstract

Fungal cerebral abscesses are rare and usually seen in immunocompromised individuals. We report a case and review published literature of Madurella mycetomatis as an agent of cerebral abscess. We found contiguous head and neck infections to be the principal cause of cerebral maduromycosis caused by M. mycetomatis. Early recognition of Madurella spp. as the causative agent is essential to avoid cerebral spread.

Publication

Mycopathologia