Acute cerebral phaeohyphomycosis due to Wangiella dermatitidis accompanied by cerebrospinal fluid eosinophilia.

@article{Chang2000AcuteCP,
  title={Acute cerebral phaeohyphomycosis due to Wangiella dermatitidis accompanied by cerebrospinal fluid eosinophilia.},
  author={Chulhun L Chang and Dal Soo Kim and Da Jeong Park and Hie Joon Kim and Chao Hsien Lee and Jeong Hwan Shin},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={1965-6}
}
We report a case of cerebral phaeohyphomycosis due to Wangiella dermaitidis in an immunocompetent adult man. His cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) showed pleocytosis with a high eosinophil count but without peripheral blood eosinophilia. The present case suggested that this black yeast-like fungus should be included when the causes of CSF eosinophilia are considered, even though it is an extremely rare pathogen.