"Fungimitosis": Invasive fulminant Aspergillus brain infection mimicking gliomatosis cerebri.

Abstract

Sir, Fungi are commensals in humans.[1] However, whenever host defenses are at stake, fungi can lead to opportunistic infections, some of which can be lethal. Aspergillosis is an infection caused by fungi of the Aspergillus fumigatus family. Commonly, maxillary sinusitis of dental origin and pulmonary aspergillosis act as primary sources of the infection.[2] Central nervous system (CNS) aspergillosis can affect the cerebral parenchyma, the meninges or the vascular system. Rarely, the infection may also be air‐borne, contaminating the operative field during a neurosurgical procedure.[3]

DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.158250

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@article{Rajesh2015FungimitosisIF, title={"Fungimitosis": Invasive fulminant Aspergillus brain infection mimicking gliomatosis cerebri.}, author={Alugolu Rajesh and Sunkara Srikanth Reddy and Malladi Venkat Surya Subbalaxmi and Megha Shantveer Uppin}, journal={Neurology India}, year={2015}, volume={63 3}, pages={439-41} }