Hong Kong Med J 2010;16:137-40 | Number 2, April 2010
Intraventricular amphotericin for absidiomycosis in an immunocompetent child
Lilian LY Tsung, XL Zhu, Winnie CW Chu, David TF Sun, KL Cheung, TF Leung
Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
Brain abscesses are uncommon in children. We report a 3-year-old, previously healthy and immunocompetent boy, with an Absidia brain abscess. He presented with decreased sensorium and status epilepticus. The brain abscess was detected using cranial computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, and the diagnosis was confirmed with pus and brain tissue cultures. The patient responded to surgical drainage with concomitant intravenous and intraventricular amphotericin B.
Key words: Absidia; Amphotericin B; Brain abscess; Mucormycosis
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