J Korean Neurosurg Soc.  1984 Sep;13(3):541-548.

Intracerebral Fungal Abscess Due to Candida Albicans

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  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, Pusan National University, School of Medicine, Busan, Korea.

Abstract

Intracerebral abscess secondary to Candida albicans is very rare but its incidence is increasing after the introduction of broad-spectrum antibiotics. Generally, in cerebral fungal abscess, multiple predisposing factors life diabetes mellitus were known. Before the introduction of broad-spectrum antibiotics, cryptococcosis was more prevalent than moniliasis. But after the introduction of broad-spectrum antibiotics, moniliasis was more prevalent than other fungal infections. A patient with multiple rain abscess due to Candida albicans is reported. This 17-year-old girl had diabetes mellitus for 1 year. This report presents a case of cerebral abscess of Candida albicans with its autopsy findings and the review of the literature.

Keyword

Cerebral fungal abscess; Candida albicans; Diabetes mellitus

MeSH Terms

Abscess*
Adolescent
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Autopsy
Brain Abscess
Candida albicans*
Candida*
Candidiasis
Causality
Cryptococcosis
Diabetes Mellitus
Female
Humans
Incidence
Rain
Anti-Bacterial Agents
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