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<i>Rhinocladiella mackenziei</i> as an Emerging Cause of Cerebral Phaeohyphomycosis in Pakistan: A Case Series

Kauser Jabeen, Joveria Farooqi, Afia Zafar, Bushra Jamil, Syed Faisal Mahmood, Farheen Ali, Noureen Saeed, Abrar Barakzai, Arsalan Ahmed, Erum Khan, Mary E. Brandt and Rumina Hasan

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 52, issue 2, pages 213-217
Published in print January 2011 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online January 2011 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciq114
Rhinocladiella mackenziei as an Emerging Cause of Cerebral Phaeohyphomycosis in Pakistan: A Case Series

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Six cases of Rhinocladiella mackenziei cerebral phaeohyphomycosis are being reported for the first time in Pakistan. Identification was confirmed by DNA sequencing (isolates and fixed tissue). Diabetes, head trauma, immunosuppressive treatment, and postpartum state were present in 4 cases. Two survivals and 3 fatalities occurred, with 1 patient lost to follow-up.

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

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