Journal Article

Treatment of <i>Scedosporium apiospermum</i> Brain Abscesses with Posaconazole

Ingo K. Mellinghoff, Drew J. Winston, Geoffrey Mukwaya and Gary J. Schiller

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 34, issue 12, pages 1648-1650
Published in print June 2002 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online June 2002 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/340522
Treatment of Scedosporium apiospermum Brain Abscesses with Posaconazole

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A 41-year-old man with acute lymphoblastic leukemia developed multiple Scedosporium apiospermum brain abscesses. The infection progressed despite neurosurgical drainage and treatment with itraconazole, amphotericin B, and ketoconazole, but the brain abscesses completely resolved after treatment with posaconazole alone.

Journal Article.  1421 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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