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A Case of Multiple Intracerebral Aspergillus Abscess in Neonate
Kil Seong Chae, M.D.* and Jong-Pil Eun, M.D., Ph.D.ć
Department of Neurosurgery*, Presbyterian Medical Center, Jeonju, Department of Neurosurgeryć, Reseach Institute for Clinical Medicine, Chonbuk National University Medical School/Hospital, Jeonju, Korea
Vol.36 Num.2 (p122~126)
Fungal infection of the central nervous system tends to occur in immunosuppressed patients. In the pediatric population, it is usually seen in severely immunocompromised patients, particulary in children with chronic granulomatous disease, hematopoietic malignancies, and those receiving chemotherapy or corticosteroid therapy. Literature indicates rare survivors from neonatal aspergillosis. We report a case of multiple brain abscess caused by Aspergillus in a 15-day-old male neonate, who had suffered from high fever, generalized seizure, severe dehydration, and azotemia. The patient was immunologically competent and successfully treated with surgical removal and antifungal agents.
Keywords : Brain Abscess, Aspergillus, Neonate, Surgical removal, Antifungal agents