LGCmain
Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology
Home About us Instructions Submission Subscribe Advertise Contact e-Alerts Ahead Of Print Login 
Users Online: 457
Print this page  Email this page Bookmark this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 63  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 488-490

Aspergillus fumigatus meningitis in an immunocompetent young woman


1 Department of Internal Medicine, Aster Medcity, Kochi, Kerala, India
2 Department of Infectious Diseases, Aster Medcity, Kochi, Kerala, India
3 Department of Rheumatology, Aster Medcity, Kochi, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Balram Rathish
Department of Internal Medicine, Aster Medcity, Kochi, Kerala
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/IJPM.IJPM_252_19

Rights and Permissions

Aspergillus meningitis is a rare clinical entity that is much more frequently observed among immunocompetent patients. Here we present the case of a 28 year old immunocompetent lady with Aspergillus fumigatus meningitis possibly following spinal anaesthesia for her caesarean section. The diagnosis of Aspergillus meningitis is very difficult and challenging. Even after diagnosis, clinical outcomes remain poor with treatment. We wish to highlight the need for high index of suspicion for Fungal meningitis in patients presenting with meningism after Neurosurgeries and procedures involving invasion into the CSF compartment.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed197    
    Printed2    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded15    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal