Mucor cerebral abscess associated with intravenous drug abuse

Fong K.M., Seneviratne E.M.E. and McCormack J.G. (1990) Mucor cerebral abscess associated with intravenous drug abuse. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Medicine, 20 1: 74-77. doi:10.1111/j.1445-5994.1990.tb00377.x

Author Fong K.M.
Seneviratne E.M.E.
McCormack J.G.
Title Mucor cerebral abscess associated with intravenous drug abuse
Journal name Australian and New Zealand Journal of Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-8291
Publication date 1990-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1445-5994.1990.tb00377.x
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 20
Issue 1
Start page 74
End page 77
Total pages 4
Language eng
Subject 2724 Internal Medicine
Abstract We report on a case of a 26‐year‐old intravenous narcotic abuser with a primary cerebral mucormycotic abscess caused by Rhizopus oryzae. He was treated with a combination of intravenous and intraventricular amphotericin B and surgical drainage with a successful outcome. There was no evidence that his infection was acquired by the rhinocerebral route, it seems likely that he injected himself with a contaminated batch of narcotic or amphetamine. Mucormycosis presenting in this way has been described previously but this is only the second such case to survive. Early diagnosis and treatment is essential for a favourable outcome in this condition. Copyright
Keyword cerebral abscess
intravenous drug abuse
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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