Cerebellar mucormycosis in a young man: A case report

Mashhadinezhad, H. and Mehrizi, M. A. A. (2018) Cerebellar mucormycosis in a young man: A case report. Archives of Clinical Infectious Diseases, 13 (4).

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Abstract

Cerebellar mucormycosis is a rapidly progressing fungal infection that often involves immunocompromised patients. Herein, we present the case of a 20-year-old man with history of type-I diabetes mellitus and thalassemia major, who presented with headache, fever, and cough and gradually developed vertigo and ataxia during the course of admission. His imaging studies showed a space-occupying lesion in the posterior fossa and therefore he underwent craniotomy and the mass was removed. The pathological study revealed the mucormycosis infection of the cerebellum with small necrotic foci. The patient had no neurological signs or symptoms after the operation and he was discharged in good conditions after three weeks. He had no sign of recurrence and the MRI showed complete resolution of the lesion after follow-up. © 2017, Archives of Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Mehrizi, M.A.A.; Ghaem Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical SciencesIran; email: drabouei@yahoo.com
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cerebellar mucormycosis Diabetes Mucormycosis Thalassemia amphotericin B deoxycholate creatinine deferasirox deferoxamine hemoglobin A1c insulin adult Article ataxia blood transfusion case report cerebellum disease clinical article computer assisted tomography coughing craniotomy creatinine blood level diagnostic imaging disease course drug capsule fever follow up headache human human tissue image guided biopsy insulin dependent diabetes mellitus leukocytosis lung lesion male medical history nuclear magnetic resonance imaging pathology posterior cranial fossa tumor splenectomy thalassemia major thorax radiography vertigo young adult
Subjects: WC Communicable Diseases
WK Endocrine System
WL Nervous system
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: lib2 lib2 lib2
Date Deposited: 09 May 2020 06:55
Last Modified: 09 May 2020 06:55
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/17390

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