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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 40-42

Penicillium chrysogenum: A rare cause of cerebral abscess

Department of Microbiology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Neha Singh
Department of Microbiology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/DYPJ.DYPJ_79_21

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Brain abscess is a severe intracranial infection with a very high mortality rate and usually secondary to an external infection. Fungal infections are now been increasingly reported especially with Candida sp. We present a case of brain abscess in a 63-year-old woman, which was managed successfully by surgical evacuation and was diagnosed radiologically as a fungal infection and on culture detected to have Penicillium chrysogenum.

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