Cerebral Phaeohyphomycosis


Central Nervous System Phaeohyphomycosis

Central Nervous System Phaeohyphomycosis, Primary

Cerebral Phaeohyphomycoses

Phaeohyphomycoses, Cerebral

Phaeohyphomycosis, Central Nervous System

Phaeohyphomycosis, Central Nervous System, Primary

Phaeohyphomycosis, Cerebral

Primary Central Nervous System Phaeohyphomycosis

CNS infections caused by neurotropic dematiaceous fungi that contain melanin in their cell walls. The infections often result in BRAIN ABSCESS; ENCEPHALITIS; and MENINGITIS in patients who are often immunocompetent. The common causative fungi include members Cladophialophora bantiana, Exophiala dermatitidis, Rhinocladiella mackenziei, and Ochroconis gallopavum. R. mackenziei infection is seen almost exclusively in patients from the MIDDLE EAST.