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Title: Successful treatment of Xylohypha bantiana brain abscess mimicking invasive cerebral aspergillosis in a liver transplant recipient
Authors: Lee, Y.M. 
Tambyah, P.A. 
Lee, K.H. 
Lim, S.G. 
Tan, K.C.
Keywords: Aspergillosis
Cadaveric liver transplant
Xylophypha bantiana
Issue Date: 2003
Citation: Lee, Y.M., Tambyah, P.A., Lee, K.H., Lim, S.G., Tan, K.C. (2003). Successful treatment of Xylohypha bantiana brain abscess mimicking invasive cerebral aspergillosis in a liver transplant recipient. Journal of Infection 47 (4) : 348-351. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0163-4453(03)00099-9
Abstract: Invasive aspergillosis is a highly lethal disease in immunocompromised hosts especially with central nervous system involvement. In a review of 2380 liver transplants performed over 14 years, 13 out of 15 fungal brain abscesses were due to Aspergillus species and only one patient survived [Arch Surg, 132 (1997) 304]. Dematiaceous fungi while less readily recognised, often have a more favorable outcome [Transplantation, 63 (1997) 160]. We report a Xylophypha bantiana cerebral abscess in a liver transplant recipient initially identified as a branching mould on histology that had a successful outcome due to aggressive appropriate treatment. © 2003 The British Infection Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Journal of Infection
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/117880
ISSN: 01634453
DOI: 10.1016/S0163-4453(03)00099-9
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