CEREBRAL ASPERGILLOSIS PRESENTING AS A SPACE OCCUPYING LESION OF THE BRAIN

Cerebral Aspergillosis

  • Muhammad Tariq Combined Military Hopsital Lahore/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Faheem Ul Hassan, Combined Military Hopsital Lahore/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Maryam Ijaz Combined Military Hopsital Lahore/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
Keywords: Aspergillosis, Space occupying lesion, Voriconazole.

Abstract

Aspergillosis is one of the important causes of life threatening fungal infections in immunocompromised patients.We report the case of a 47 year old asthmatic female patient taking steroid inhalers who presented with headache and change in personality. Her computerized tomographic (CT) scan of brain revealed a space occupying lesion (SOL) in frontal lobes. Excisional biopsy of the lesion revealed aspergillosis. She was treated with voriconazole to which she responded well.

 

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Published
2017-12-30
How to Cite
Tariq, M., Ul Hassan, F., & Ijaz, M. (2017). CEREBRAL ASPERGILLOSIS PRESENTING AS A SPACE OCCUPYING LESION OF THE BRAIN. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 67(6), 1094-95. Retrieved from https://mail.pafmj.org/index.php/PAFMJ/article/view/1142
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Case Reports