Voriconazole proves effective in long-term treatment of a cerebral cryptococcoma in a chronic nephropathic HIV-negative patient, after fluconazole failure

S. Sabbatani, R. Manfredi, M. Pavoni, A. Consales, F. Chiodo

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Abstract

Although being a rare occurrence, brain cryptococcoma may represent an emerging issue, because of its relationship with a broadening range of risk factors, including malignancies, neutropenia, end-organ failure, bone marrow and solid-organ transplantation, and multiple underlying causes of primary-secondary immunodeficiency. A cerebral cryptococcoma in a chronic nephropathic HIV-negative subject with homocystinuria, completely cured with neurosurgery and voriconazole after fluconazole failure, is described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-171
Number of pages7
JournalMycopathologia
Volume158
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2004

Keywords

  • antifungal treatment
  • brain abscess
  • Cryptococcus neoformans
  • homocystinuria
  • kidney failure
  • neuroimaging
  • voriconazole

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Plant Science

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