Multiple intracranial aneurysms due to Coccidioides immitis infection. Case report

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Abstract

  • True mycotic (fungal) aneurysms are distinctly uncommon. The case of a young woman with multiple intracranial aneurysms of Coccidioides immitis origin is presented. Coccidioides immitis organisms are not uncommon central nervous system pathogens and usually cause basilar meningitis and hydrocephalus. There are no previous reports of a coccidioidal mycotic aneurysm. The management of intracranial coccidioidomycosis and fungal aneurysms is reviewed.
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  • Hadley MN; Martin NA; Spetzler RF; Johnson PC
  • Start Page

  • 453
  • End Page

  • 456
  • Volume

  • 66
  • Issue

  • 3