Primary mycotic abscess of the brain caused by Fonsecaea
1: J Neurosurg. 1995 Jan;82(1):128-30.
Primary mycotic abscess of the brain caused by Fonsecaea pedrosoi. Case
Santosh V, Khanna N, Shankar SK, Pal L, Das S, Chandramukhi A, Kolluri
Department of Neuropathology, National Institute of Mental Health and
Neurosciences, Bangalore, India.
A case of cerebral abscess caused by Fonsecaea pedrosoi is reported in a
nonimmunocompromised 15-year-old boy. In the absence of a primary
cutaneous lesion, this fungus was considered to be a primary
neuropathogen. The fungus was cultured and characterized from the
abscess material obtained at surgery. Prompt therapy using amphotericin
B and 5-flucytosine helped in the successful recovery of this patient.