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Sporothrix brasiliensis meningitis in an immunocompetent patient
  1. Marco A Lima1,
  2. Renan Vallier2,
  3. Marcos M Silva2
  1. 1Neurology, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  2. 2Internal Medicine Department, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  1. Correspondence to Professor Marco A Lima, Neurology, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 22470220, Brazil; masdlima{at}


Sporothrix brasiliensis usually causes infection limited to the skin, subcutaneous tissue and regional lymph nodes. Contamination occurs through inhalation or accidental inoculation from animal scratches and bites. Meningitis is rare and mostly occurs in immunosuppressed patients. Here, we describe an immunocompetent person who developed chronic meningitis and discuss the diagnosis, differential diagnosis and treatment of this rare condition.

  • infectious diseases

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  • Contributors MAL: acquisition of data, drafting the manuscript, interpreting the results and critical review. RV: acquisition of data and drafting the manuscript. MMS: interpreting results and critical review of the final version.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Ethics approval The study was approved by Instituto Nacional de Infectologia Evandro Chagas—INI/ FIOCRUZ number: 00690912.4.0000.5262.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed by Hadi Manji, London, UK.

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