Publication
Title
Fungal intracranial aneurysm in a child with familial chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis
Author
Abstract
We report on a patient who presented at 5 years of age with a hemiparesis due to a middle cerebral artery infarction. An embolism had originated from a mycotic aneurysm located in the internal carotid artery. For several months prior to admission he had been suffering from therapeutically resistant candidiasis of the mouth and nails. Family history revealed chronic mycotic infections of the skin, hair, nails and mouth in the father and paternal grandmother suggestive of chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis with autosomal dominant mode of inheritance. Clipping of the aneurysm, after 3 months of anti-mycotic treatment, followed by sustained treatment with itraconazole and fluconazole, led to a favourable outcome.
Language
English
Source (journal)
European journal of pediatrics. - Berlin
Publication
Berlin : 1999
ISSN
0340-6199
Volume/pages
158:8(1999), p. 650-652
ISI
000081659700008
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
Publication type
Subject
External links
Web of Science
Record
Identification
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Last edited 04.09.2021