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Isolated cerebral aspergilloma in a young immunocompetent patient
  1. S K Narayan,
  2. K Kumar,
  3. R P Swaminathan,
  4. V R Roopeshkumar,
  5. B Bhavna
  1. 1
    Department of Neurology
  2. 2
    Department of Medicine
  3. 3
    Department of Neurosurgery
  4. 4
    Department of Pathology
  5. 5
    Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India
  1. Dr S K Narayan, Professor and Head of the Department of Neurology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry-6, India; Sunil.narayan{at}jipmer.edu.in

Abstract

Aspergillosis of the central nervous system is uncommon. It is encountered mainly in the immunocompromised. We describe an unusual case of cerebral aspergillosis in a young but immunocompetent patient. Despite delayed diagnosis, specific anti-fungal therapy lead to a good recovery. Unfortunately, non-adherence with the costly drugs for an adequate period of time was followed by a fatal relapse.

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