Central nervous system aspergillosis in two young adults

David Myland Kaufman, Leon J. Thal, Peter M. Farmer

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Abstract

Unusual and unique features were present in the cases of two patients with central nervous system aspergillosis: One had a previously unreported complication of aspergillosis, extracranial internal carotid artery thrombosis documented by angiography, and in the other patient, cerebral granulomas developed from Aspergillus fumigatus in association with intravenous narcotic abuse. The latter etiologic mechanism was suggested once before. Neither of these patients showed other underlying disease. A detailed neuropathologic examination correlated the salient clinical findings with formation of aspergillosis cerebral granulomata, basilar meningitis, and arterial occlusion. Diagnostic and therapeutic methods in this disease are limited.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)484-488
Number of pages5
JournalNeurology
Volume26
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1976

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Aspergillosis
Young Adult
Central Nervous System
Granuloma
Carotid Artery Thrombosis
Opioid-Related Disorders
Aspergillus fumigatus
Meningitis
Angiography
Young Adults
Therapeutics

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Kaufman, D. M., Thal, L. J., & Farmer, P. M. (1976). Central nervous system aspergillosis in two young adults. Neurology, 26(5), 484-488.

Central nervous system aspergillosis in two young adults. / Kaufman, David Myland; Thal, Leon J.; Farmer, Peter M.

In: Neurology, Vol. 26, No. 5, 1976, p. 484-488.

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Kaufman, DM, Thal, LJ & Farmer, PM 1976, 'Central nervous system aspergillosis in two young adults', Neurology, vol. 26, no. 5, pp. 484-488.
Kaufman, David Myland ; Thal, Leon J. ; Farmer, Peter M. / Central nervous system aspergillosis in two young adults. In: Neurology. 1976 ; Vol. 26, No. 5. pp. 484-488.
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