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Scedosporium Brain Abscess in a Chronic Kidney Disease Patient: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Faris Hussain, Liz Mary Paul, Ranjit Narayanan, Sreenath Kuniyil, P Shihabudheen, Priyanka R Nair

Keywords : Brain abscess, Fungal infection, Pseudallescheria boydii, Scedosporium apiospermum

Citation Information : Hussain F, Paul LM, Narayanan R, Kuniyil S, Shihabudheen P, Nair PR. Scedosporium Brain Abscess in a Chronic Kidney Disease Patient: A Case Report and Review of Literature. 2023; 2 (1):1-3.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-11006-0030

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 07-03-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Scedosporium apiospermum (S. apiospermum) is a saprophytic fungus known to cause brain abscesses, mostly in near-drowning cases. Here, we describe an unusual case of a 60-year-old chronic kidney disease patient on immunosuppressive drugs for erythropoietin-related pure red aplasia who developed multiple S. apiospermum brain abscesses without any history of contact with water or trauma.

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