Author | Thomas Otal, MD, PhD

Articles

Cerebral Phaeohyphomycosis Caused by Fonsecaea monophora in a Renal Transplant Patient

October 01, 2008

Fonsecaea species have been reported as causative agents ofchromoblastomycosis, eumycetoma, and fungal pneumonitis.However, Fonsecaea rarely involves the CNS, with few cases ofcerebral infection reported in the literature. Fonsecaea monophoramay have greater neurotropic potential than other species ofthis genus. We describe a rare presentation of brain abscesscaused by F monophora in an immunocompromised renaltransplant patient. [Infect Med. 2008;25:469-473]