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Aspergillus terreus Meningitis in Immunocompetent Patient: A Case Report.

Elsawy A, Faidah H, Ahmed A, Mostafa A, Mohamed F - Front Microbiol (2015)

Bottom Line: We present a description of a rare but dangerous case of fungal meningitis caused by Aspergillus terreus in an immunocompetent patient with a history of sinus disease.

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Affiliation: Medical Microbiology Department, Al-Noor Specialist Hospital, Ministry of Health Makkah, Saudi Arabia ; Department of Microbiology, Al-Azhar Faculty of Medicine, Al-Azhar University Cairo, Egypt.

ABSTRACT
We present a description of a rare but dangerous case of fungal meningitis caused by Aspergillus terreus in an immunocompetent patient with a history of sinus disease.

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Imaging studies. Computed tomographic (CT) images of the head without administration of contrast, showing ethmoidal, sphenoid, and maxillary sinuses occupied by hyperdense soft tissue suggesting fungal sinusitis (bilateral sinupolyposis).
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Figure 1: Imaging studies. Computed tomographic (CT) images of the head without administration of contrast, showing ethmoidal, sphenoid, and maxillary sinuses occupied by hyperdense soft tissue suggesting fungal sinusitis (bilateral sinupolyposis).

Mentions: Computed tomography (CT) of the head showed dilatation of supra and infratentorial ventricular system with hydrocephalic changes. CT scan also suggested possible fungal sinusitis of ethmoid, sphenoid, and maxillary sinuses. Other findings were not remarkable and showed normal attenuation of cerebral cortex and white matter, no intra or extra-axial hemorrhage and normal posterior fossa structures (Figure 1). CT of the chest showed left lower lobe consolidation with right upper lobe linear atelectasis and mild ground glass density patches. Mediastinal vascular structures were normal with no lymph node enlargement, no pleural effusion, and normal chest wall.


Aspergillus terreus Meningitis in Immunocompetent Patient: A Case Report.

Elsawy A, Faidah H, Ahmed A, Mostafa A, Mohamed F - Front Microbiol (2015)

Imaging studies. Computed tomographic (CT) images of the head without administration of contrast, showing ethmoidal, sphenoid, and maxillary sinuses occupied by hyperdense soft tissue suggesting fungal sinusitis (bilateral sinupolyposis).
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Figure 1: Imaging studies. Computed tomographic (CT) images of the head without administration of contrast, showing ethmoidal, sphenoid, and maxillary sinuses occupied by hyperdense soft tissue suggesting fungal sinusitis (bilateral sinupolyposis).
Mentions: Computed tomography (CT) of the head showed dilatation of supra and infratentorial ventricular system with hydrocephalic changes. CT scan also suggested possible fungal sinusitis of ethmoid, sphenoid, and maxillary sinuses. Other findings were not remarkable and showed normal attenuation of cerebral cortex and white matter, no intra or extra-axial hemorrhage and normal posterior fossa structures (Figure 1). CT of the chest showed left lower lobe consolidation with right upper lobe linear atelectasis and mild ground glass density patches. Mediastinal vascular structures were normal with no lymph node enlargement, no pleural effusion, and normal chest wall.

Bottom Line: We present a description of a rare but dangerous case of fungal meningitis caused by Aspergillus terreus in an immunocompetent patient with a history of sinus disease.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Medical Microbiology Department, Al-Noor Specialist Hospital, Ministry of Health Makkah, Saudi Arabia ; Department of Microbiology, Al-Azhar Faculty of Medicine, Al-Azhar University Cairo, Egypt.

ABSTRACT
We present a description of a rare but dangerous case of fungal meningitis caused by Aspergillus terreus in an immunocompetent patient with a history of sinus disease.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus