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Isolated cerebral phycomycosis presenting as focal encephalitis

Archives of Neurology 42(9): 922-923

Isolated cerebral phycomycosis presenting as focal encephalitis

A case in a 26-yr-old woman is reported. She developed fever, headache, nausea, vomiting and lethargy that grew steadily worse. On the 6th day of her illness she was admitted because of worsening confusion and inability to speak. A CT scan of the head showed areas of low density in the deep white matter of both hemispheres, with ill-defined areas of enhancement. An emergency right temporal lobe biopsy was carried out. Pathological examination of the specimen revealed cerebral phycomycosis.

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Accession: 001397286

PMID: 4026637

DOI: 10.1001/archneur.1985.04060080108024

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