LE MICOSI DEL SISTEMA NERVOSO CENTRALE

Translated title of the contribution: Fungal infections of central nervous system

G. M. Vigevani, M. A. Viviani, G. Rizzardini, T. Quirino, A. Grancini

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Abstract

Several fungi are responsible of brain mycoses; in Italy, after the appearance of AIDS, cryptococcosis became the most frequent infection, while aspergillosis and cerebal candidiasis remain rare. After a review of the literature about clinical pictures and therapy of these mycoses, we report our experience on 25 patients affected with AIDS and cryptococcal meningoencephalitis. Our conclusions are the following: 1) diagnosis must be made as soon as possible to obtain a better therapeutic response and to shorten time of hospitalization; 2) a careful mycological monitoring is necessary either during acute infection, to decide when acute treatment must be stopped, or during the follow-up, to evaluate the efficacy of maintenance therapy; 3) maintenance therapy should be performed in all cases to prevent relapses.

Translated title of the contributionFungal infections of central nervous system
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)568-581
Number of pages14
JournalGiornale di Malattie Infettive e Parassitarie
Volume43
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology

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