Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mycmed.2022.101272
Title: Volvariella volvacea brain Abscess in an immunocompromised host—An emerging fungal pathogen in Asia
Authors: Alagha, R
Tham, SM
Chew, KL 
Cheng, JWS
Lian, DWQ 
Vathsala, A 
Lum, LHW 
Keywords: Antifungal
Brain abscess
Fungus
Immunocompromised
Renal transplant
Straw mushroom
Issue Date: 1-Aug-2022
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Citation: Alagha, R, Tham, SM, Chew, KL, Cheng, JWS, Lian, DWQ, Vathsala, A, Lum, LHW (2022-08-01). Volvariella volvacea brain Abscess in an immunocompromised host—An emerging fungal pathogen in Asia. Journal of Medical Mycology 32 (3) : 101272-. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mycmed.2022.101272
Abstract: Volvariella volvacea is a fungus found in tropical regions, commonly associated with straw mushrooms. This is a 50-year-old Singaporean female post living donor renal transplant who presented with fever, cough and headache. She was diagnosed to have Volvariella volvacea brain abscess. She was treated with combination anti-fungal therapy without surgical debridement and remains stable. The pathogenicity of this rare fungus in immunocompromised hosts is demonstrated here and is of significance particularly in Asia where ingestion of straw mushrooms may be a risk factor for invasive fungal disease.
Source Title: Journal of Medical Mycology
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/229135
ISSN: 1156-5233
1773-0449
DOI: 10.1016/j.mycmed.2022.101272
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