[Invasive aspergillosis of the cavum associated with candidal meningitis].


Aspergillus fumigatus is a resistant filamentous fungus, common in the environment and pathogenic for human. The most common sites of primary aspergillosis are the maxillary sinus and lungs. Intracranial location is rare and may develop after hematogenous dissemination or contiguity. The invasive pseudotumoral form usually concerns immunodepressed patients. Invasive aspergillosis of the cavum is rare and its diagnosis is difficult. This infection can be fatal because of endocranial involvement and permeabilization of the blood-brain barrier, facilitating other neuromeningeal mycotic infections. We report the case of a 70-year-old diabetic and hypertensive female patient having presented with an invasive aspergillosis of the cavum and endocranial involvement complicated by Candida meningitis.

DOI: 10.1016/j.medmal.2009.04.002

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@article{Massou2010InvasiveAO, title={[Invasive aspergillosis of the cavum associated with candidal meningitis].}, author={Salahedine Massou and Hicham Azendour and Taher Nebhani and Badre Eddine Lmimouni and Bennaceur Azendour and H Belkhi and Charki Haimeur}, journal={Médecine et maladies infectieuses}, year={2010}, volume={40 2}, pages={112-4} }