Unrecognized Candida brain abscess in infancy: Two cases and a review of the literature

F. Haruda, M. A. Bergman, D. Headings

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Two infants with presumed Candida species brain abscesses are presented. Six other infants with the same problem were found in a search of the literature, and some of the clinical and pathologic features of these patients are presented and discussed. All diagnoses were made post-mortem. There was frequent association with gastrointestinal pathology and subsequent surgery, and with antibiotic administration. Central nervous system signs and symptoms were not a prominent feature, and although most patients had disseminated candidiasis, one patient had an isolated macroscopic cerebral abscess.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)182-185
Number of pages4
JournalJohns Hopkins Medical Journal
Issue number5
StatePublished - Dec 1 1980

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  • General Medicine

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