Cerebral phaeohyphomycosis caused by Fonsecaea pedrosoi in Saudi Arabia.

@article{AlHedaithy1988CerebralPC,
  title={Cerebral phaeohyphomycosis caused by Fonsecaea pedrosoi in Saudi Arabia.},
  author={Saleh S A Al-Hedaithy and Zain Alabedeen B. Jamjoom and El. Nageeb Saeed},
  journal={APMIS. Supplementum},
  year={1988},
  volume={3},
  pages={
          94-100
        }
}
A case of cerebral phaeohyphomycosis (CPM) in a 70-yr-old Saudi male was diagnosed recently at King Khalid University Hospital in Riyadh. Computerized tomography (CT) scans of the patient's brain unveiled 2 abscesses in the left frontal and a 3rd abscess in the right frontal lobes. Aspirated pus from the abscesses contained branched, septate, brown hyphae diagnostic of CPM. Culturing of pus yielded a slow-growing, dematiaceous fungus which was identified as Fonsecaea pedrosoi. Combined therapy… CONTINUE READING

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