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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 193--195

Brain abscess due to cladophialophora bantiana

SR Jayakeerthi1, M Dias1, S Nagarathna1, B Anandh2, A Mahadevan3, A Chandramuki1 
1 Departments of Neuromicrobiology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Hosur Road, Bangalore - 560 029, Karnataka, India
2 Departments of Neurosurgery, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Hosur Road, Bangalore - 560 029, Karnataka, India
3 Departments of Neuropathology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Hosur Road, Bangalore - 560 029, Karnataka, India

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A Chandramuki
Departments of Neuromicrobiology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Hosur Road, Bangalore - 560 029, Karnataka
India

Cladophialophora bantiana (Xylohypha bantiana) is a dematiaceous fungus with distinct neurotropism. CNS phaeohyphomycosis due to C. bantiana is an uncommon infectious condition and is associated with high mortality. We report this rare clinical entity in a 22-year-old male, presenting as brain abscess. Etiological diagnosis was made based on fungal culture and histopathological examination. Complete surgical resection of the lesion and treatment with antifungal agents could not save the patient from this frequently fatal infection.

How to cite this article:
Jayakeerthi S R, Dias M, Nagarathna S, Anandh B, Mahadevan A, Chandramuki A. Brain abscess due to cladophialophora bantiana.Indian J Med Microbiol 2004;22:193-195

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Jayakeerthi S R, Dias M, Nagarathna S, Anandh B, Mahadevan A, Chandramuki A. Brain abscess due to cladophialophora bantiana. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 2004 [cited 2020 Dec 5 ];22:193-195
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