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PICTORIAL REVIEW
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 24

Fungal Infections of the Central Nervous System: A Pictorial Review


1 Department of Radiology, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, El Paso, TX 79905, USA
2 Department of Pathology, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, El Paso, TX 79905, USA
3 Department of Radiology, Tulane University Health Science Center, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA

Correspondence Address:
Carola Birgit Mullins
Department of Radiology, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, 4800 Alberta Avenue, El Paso, TX 79905
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.184244

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Fungal infections of the central nervous system (CNS) pose a threat to especially immunocompromised patients and their development is primarily determined by the immune status of the host. With an increasing number of organ transplants, chemotherapy, and human immunodeficiency virus infections, the number of immunocompromised patients as susceptible hosts is growing and fungal infections of the CNS are more frequently encountered. They may result in meningitis, cerebritis, abscess formation, cryptococcoma, and meningeal vasculitis with rapid disease progression and often overlapping symptoms. Although radiological characteristics are often nonspecific, unique imaging patterns can be identified through computer tomography as a first imaging modality and further refined by magnetic resonance imaging. A rapid diagnosis and the institution of the appropriate therapy are crucial in helping prevent an often fatal outcome.


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