Successful Treatment of Cerebral Pheohyphomycosis Caused by Cladophialophora bantiana Infection in a Solid Organ Transplant Patient: A Case Report and a Review of Literature

Abraham Tareq Yacoub, Danielle Robinson, Kenneth Amaechi Onuorah, Christine Fenlon, John Greene

Abstract


We present a case of a 60-year-old male with a past medical history of alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency with lung transplantation in 2010, who was maintained on immunosuppressive agents, and was admitted to the hospital for neurological symptoms. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain revealed a ring-enhancing lesion. Microscopic evaluation of the abscess revealed fungus, and cultures grew Cladophialophora bantiana (C. bantiana). He was successfully treated with surgical abscess excision, liposomal amphotericin B and voriconazole.




J Med Cases. 2017;8(11):351-355
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc2763w


Keywords


Cladophialophora bantiana; Solid organ transplant; Antifungals

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