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Intracranial Perineural Extension of Invasive Mycosis: A Novel Mechanism of Disease Propagation by <i>Aspergillus fumigatus</i>

Amar Safdar, Martin P. Dommers, Rohit Talwani and Charlotte R. Thompson

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 35, issue 5, pages e50-e53
Published in print September 2002 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online September 2002 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/341972
Intracranial Perineural Extension of Invasive Mycosis: A Novel Mechanism of Disease Propagation by Aspergillus fumigatus

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We describe an immunocompetent woman who had refractory, invasive sphenoid sinus Aspergillus fumigatus infection for which there was radiologic evidence of intracranial perineural spread. The patient responded to a combination of antifungal and adjuvant recombinant cytokine therapy.

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

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