Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology


Year
: 2001  |  Volume : 44  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 467--9

Mycotic infections of brain.


R Isaacs, N Calton, R Chopra 
 Department of Pathology, Christian Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana

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R Isaacs
Department of Pathology, Christian Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana

Six cases of mycotic infectation of the brain are presented. All the patients were in the age group ranging from 18 years to 38 years. the duration of clinical symptoms varied from 6 days to 7 months. Computerized tomographic visualization of brain revealed a mass lesion in all. Operative findings were suggestive of tumour in 3 cases. All the patients were non-immunocompromised. There was history of previous ear infection and sinusitis in one case. Histopathological examination of biopsy tissue showed dichotomously branching septate fungal hyphae highlighted by special stains like methanamin silver and PAS in all cases.


How to cite this article:
Isaacs R, Calton N, Chopra R. Mycotic infections of brain. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2001;44:467-9


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Isaacs R, Calton N, Chopra R. Mycotic infections of brain. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2001 [cited 2020 Jul 2 ];44:467-9
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