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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 368-370

Intracranial abscess due to disseminated aspergillosis in a renal transplant recipient - A case report


1 Department of Nephrology, Yashoda Hospital, Malakpet, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2 Department of Urology, Yashoda Hospital, Malakpet, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
3 Department of Radiology, Yashoda Hospital, Malakpet, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
4 Department of Neurosurgery, Yashoda Hospital, Malakpet, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sashi Kiran Annavarajula
Department of Nephrology, Yashoda Hospital, Malakpet, Hyderabad, Telangana-39
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijot.ijot_38_21

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Fungal infections have devastating consequences in a renal transplant recipient. The risk of mortality is high despite early diagnosis and appropriate therapy. Here, we report the case of a 62-year-old male with multiple comorbidities who developed a deep-seated cerebellar abscess due to disseminated aspergillosis. Neuroimaging features and galactomannan features were critical in aiding the diagnosis as the abscess was difficult to access surgically. Early institution of appropriate antifungal therapy along with reduction in immunosuppressive medications helped in the successful treatment of a surgically difficult to access cerebellar abscess.


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