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      Fungal neuroinfections: rare disease but unacceptably high mortality.

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          Within last 25 years we have observed 20 cases of fungal meningitis and/or cerebral abscesses. Commonest etiologic agens was Candida spp. (C. albicans 9 of 20). Molds were responsible for 4 cases of brain abscess. Mortality was 50% what seems to be very high. Extremely high mortality is caused by delayed onset of therapy, severe underlying disease and multiresistant fungal organisms such as Mucorales, Fusarium solani and Aureobasidium.

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          Journal
          Neuro Endocrinol. Lett.
          Neuro endocrinology letters
          0172-780X
          0172-780X
          Jun 2007
          : 28 Suppl 2
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Tropical programmes of St. Elizabeth College of Health and Social Sciences in Eldovel, Kenya and Jiima, Ethiopia.
          Article
          NEL280807A08
          17558372
          43a5b835-4d48-445a-853e-0aed121afeae
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