Microascus cinereus (anamorph Scopulariopsis) brain abscess in a bone marrow transplant recipient

Academic Article


  • We report the first documented case of brain abscess due to the dematiaceous fungus Microascus cinereus, an organism common in soil and stored grain. M. cinereus was isolated from brain abscess material from a bone marrow transplant recipient. The patient responded well to treatment by amphotericin B lipid complex, itraconazole, and a craniotomy but later died from secondary complications caused by graft-versus-host disease.
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    Author List

  • Baddley JW; Moser SA; Sutton DA; Pappas PG
  • Start Page

  • 395
  • End Page

  • 397
  • Volume

  • 38
  • Issue

  • 1