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Cerebral Phaeohyphomycosis Caused by Rhinocladiella mackenziei in a Woman Native to Afghanistan

Abstract : Rhinocladiella mackenziei is a recognized cause of endemic cerebral phaeohyphomycosis in the Middle East area. Surgical resection of the abscesses and posaconazole treatment have improved the ominous prognosis of this disease. We describe the case of a native Afghan woman living in France who presented with brain abscesses due to R. mackenziei.
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Alejandro Cristini, Dea Garcia-Hermoso, Marie Celard, Gilles Albrand, Olivier Lortholary. Cerebral Phaeohyphomycosis Caused by Rhinocladiella mackenziei in a Woman Native to Afghanistan. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, American Society for Microbiology, 2010, 48 (9), pp.3451-3454. ⟨10.1128/JCM.00924-10⟩. ⟨pasteur-02262582⟩

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