Central nervous system aspergillosis in an immunocompetent patient

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Kose Ş., Cavdar G., Senger S. S., Akkoclu G.

JOURNAL OF INFECTION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, vol.5, no.4, pp.313-315, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.3855/jidc.1461
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.313-315
  • Keywords: aspergillus, immunocompetent patient, central nervous system, INVASIVE ASPERGILLOSIS, AMPHOTERICIN-B, MUCORMYCOSIS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


Aspergillus sp. is a fungus that is very common in nature and may cause invasive disease with high mortality, especially in immunosuppressed patients. Here we present a case of central nervous system (CNS) aspergillosis in a previously healthy immunocompetent patient. A 23-year-old female was admitted to hospital with the complaints of headache, blurred vision, and double vision. In her cranial magnetic resonance imaging, abscess and paranchymal edema were observed in the left frontal lobe, and biopsy was performed with endoscopic nasal operation. The pathology result was consistent with aspergillus infection. It should be remembered that although CNS aspergillosis generally occurs in immunosuppressed patients, it may also rarely be diagnosed in immunocompetent individuals.