Rhizomycosis infection in the basal ganglia

Pandian, J. D., McCarthy, J. S., Goldschlager, T., Robertson, T. and Henderson, R. D. (2007) Rhizomycosis infection in the basal ganglia. Archives of Neurology, 64 1: 134-135. doi:10.1001/archneur.64.1.134

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Author Pandian, J. D.
McCarthy, J. S.
Goldschlager, T.
Robertson, T.
Henderson, R. D.
Title Rhizomycosis infection in the basal ganglia
Journal name Archives of Neurology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0003-9942
Publication date 2007
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.1001/archneur.64.1.134
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Volume 64
Issue 1
Start page 134
End page 135
Total pages 2
Editor R. N. Rosenberg
C. D. DeAngelis
Place of publication Chicago, IL, United States
Publisher American Medical Association
Language eng
Abstract A 24-year-old man presented with a 2-day history of headache, confusion, and left hemiparesis. He was previously in good health, was not immunocompromised, and tested negative for human immunodeficiency virus infection. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a progressive, nonenhancing lesion involving the basal ganglia that extended into the midbrain with mass effect (Figure, A and B). Analysis of a biopsy specimen from the right caudate lobe showed neutrophil infiltration with broad fungal hyphae with irregular branching (Figure, C). A Rhizomucor species was grown on culture. Specific questioning revealed one occasion of intravenous amphetamine use in the week before admission. The patient died despite antifungal therapy with amphotericin B and external ventricular drainage.
Keyword Diagnostic Imaging
Fungal Infections
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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