Central nervous system involvement in infection with Blastomyces dermatitidis is uncommon, except in immunocompromised patients. We report a case of central nervous system blastomycosis occurring 18 months after treatment of pulmonary blastomycosis in an immunocompetent child. Our patient was successfully treated sequentially with liposomal amphotericin B followed by oral voriconazole without need for surgical resection.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Microbiology (medical)