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Cranial aspergillosis in immunocompetent patient

a case report

Mousavi, Seyed Alirezaa; Mohebali, Navidehb; Miratashiyazdi, Seyed Masouda; Shahcheraghi, Seyed Hosseina,c

Reviews in Medical Microbiology: July 2019 - Volume 30 - Issue 3 - p 133–136
doi: 10.1097/MRM.0000000000000166

Aspergillosis of the central nervous system is an uncommon sickness, particularly if the patient is immunocompetent. In the immunocompetent individuals, the regular way for the fungus to access the CNS is diffusion by the blood from extracranial sites, commonly the lungs. In this report, a 44-year-old man with no history of recent surgery or immunodeficiency had an episode of falling. A cranial mass close to the cerebrum revealed to be as aspergillosis abscess throughout the operation. This case is showing the significance of assuming a cranial mass as aspergilloma in the differential diagnosis.

aInfectious Diseases Research Center, Shahid Sadoughi Hospital

bNeurosurgery Specialist, Shahid Rahnamoon Hospital, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd

cDepartment of Modern Sciences & Technologies, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

Correspondence to Seyed Hossein Shahcheraghi, PhD candidate, Infectious Diseases Research Center, Shahid Sadoughi Hospital, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran Tel: +98 913 2531389; e-mail:

Received 4 October, 2018

Revised 19 December, 2018

Accepted 19 December, 2018

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