MYCOSES of the brain, spinal cord, and meninges which may result in ENCEPHALITIS; MENINGITIS, FUNGAL; MYELITIS; BRAIN ABSCESS; and EPIDURAL ABSCESS. Certain types of fungi may produce disease in immunologically normal hosts, while others are classified as opportunistic pathogens, causing illness primarily in immunocompromised individuals (e.g., ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNDROME).

Microascus cinereus (Anamorph scopulariopsis) brain abscess in a bone marrow transplant recipient. (1/73)

We report the first documented case of brain abscess due to the dematiaceous fungus Microascus cinereus, an organism common in soil and stored grain. M. cinereus was isolated from brain abscess material from a bone marrow transplant recipient. The patient responded well to treatment by amphotericin B lipid complex, itraconazole, and a craniotomy but later died from secondary complications caused by graft-versus-host disease.  (+info)

SCH 56592, amphotericin B, or itraconazole therapy of experimental murine cerebral phaeohyphomycosis due to Ramichloridium obovoideum ("Ramichloridium mackenziei"). (2/73)

Ramichloridium obovoideum ("Ramichloridium makenziei") is a rare cause of lethal cerebral phaeohyphomycosis. It has been, so far, geographically restricted to the Middle East. BALB/c mice were inoculated with two strains of R. obovoideum intracranially. Therapy with amphotericin B, itraconazole, or the investigational triazole SCH 56592 was conducted for 10 days. Half the mice were monitored for survival and half were killed for determination of the fungal load in brain tissue. Recipients of SCH 56592 had significantly prolonged survival and lower brain fungal burden, and this result was found for mice infected with both of the fungal strains tested. Itraconazole reduced the brain fungal load in mice infected with one strain but not the other, while amphotericin B had no effect on brain fungal concentrations. This study indicates a possible role of SCH 56592 in the treatment of the serious cerebral phaeohyphomycosis due to R. obovoideum.  (+info)

Recurrent blastomycosis of the central nervous system: case report and review. (3/73)

Although blastomycosis of the central nervous system (CNS) occurs in approximately 4% of patients with blastomycosis, recurrent CNS blastomycosis is very rare. We review the clinical features, treatment, and outcome of 4 previously reported cases. We also report a case of recurrent CNS blastomycosis successfully treated with surgery and liposomal amphotericin B after an inadequate response to amphotericin B therapy. This treatment may be an alternate approach for management of similar cases.  (+info)

Comparative efficacy and distribution of lipid formulations of amphotericin B in experimental Candida albicans infection of the central nervous system. (4/73)

The central nervous system (CNS) distribution and antifungal efficacy of all 4 approved formulations of amphotericin B (AmB) were investigated in a rabbit model of hematogenous Candida albicans meningoencephalitis. Treatment with AmB deoxycholate (1 mg/kg/day) or liposomal AmB (5 mg/kg/day) yielded the highest peak plasma concentration (C(max)), area under concentration versus time curve from zero to 24 h (AUC(0-24)), and time during dosing level tau Ttau>minimum inhibitory complex (MIC) values and led to complete eradication of C. albicans from brain tissue (P<.05 vs. untreated controls). By comparison, AmB colloidal dispersion and AmB lipid complex (5 mg/kg/day each) were only partially effective (not significant vs. untreated controls). There was a strong correlation of C(max), AUC(0-24), C(max)/MIC, AUC(0-24)/MIC, and Ttau>MIC with clearance of C. albicans from brain tissue (P+info)

Molecular variability of Pseudallescheria boydii, a neurotropic opportunist. (5/73)

The sequences of the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) ribosomal DNA (rDNA) domain data obtained by restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis with 18S rDNA and fingerprinting (M13) for clinical and environmental strains of Pseudallescheria boydii (anamorph, Scedosporium apiospermum) were compared to those for related species of Pseudallescheria, Petriella, and Scedosporium. The infraspecific variability of P. boydii was considerable. There were five different lengths in the 18S rDNAs within P. boydii due to the occurrence of introns. In several cases, strains isolated from a single pond or ditch proved to be genetically very different. Nevertheless, some lineages had a regional distribution. The variability found is unlikely to be explained by meiotic recombination alone. Pseudallescheria fusoidea, Pseudallescheria ellipsoidea, and Pseudallescheria angusta were found to be synonyms for P. boydii. Scedosporium prolificans was found amid Petriella species in the ITS tree and showed no infraspecific variability. The type strain of Rhinocladium lesnei proved to be identical to Graphium putredinis. Acladium castellanii, which is morphologically reminiscent of S. apiospermum, was also found to be a separate species, but with an unknown affiliation.  (+info)

Aspergillosis case-fatality rate: systematic review of the literature. (6/73)

To update the case-fatality rate (CFR) associated with invasive aspergillosis according to underlying conditions, site of infection, and antifungal therapy, data were systematically reviewed and pooled from clinical trials, cohort or case-control studies, and case series of >/=10 patients with definite or probable aspergillosis. Subjects were 1941 patients described in studies published after 1995 that provided sufficient outcome data; cases included were identified by MEDLINE and EMBASE searches. The main outcome measure was the CFR. Fifty of 222 studies met the inclusion criteria. The overall CFR was 58%, and the CFR was highest for bone marrow transplant recipients (86.7%) and for patients with central nervous system or disseminated aspergillosis (88.1%). Amphotericin B deoxycholate and lipid formulations of amphotericin B failed to prevent death in one-half to two-thirds of patients. Mortality is high despite improvements in diagnosis and despite the advent of newer formulations of amphotericin B. Underlying patient conditions and the site of infection remain important prognostic factors.  (+info)

Isolation of a Nodulisporium species from a case of cerebral phaeohyphomycosis. (7/73)

A fungal infection of the brain of a 55-year-old male patient is reported. The lesion and involved fungus were located exclusively in the right medial temporo-parietal region. The patient was successfully treated with surgical resection of the lesion and antifungal chemotherapy. Few pathogenic dematiaceous fungi exhibit neurotropism and can cause primary infection in the central nervous system (CNS). The etiological agent is described as a Nodulisporium species. To date Nodulisporium has never been reported as an agent of CNS infection in humans.  (+info)

Antifungal therapy for central nervous system histoplasmosis, using a newly developed intracranial model of infection. (8/73)

The outcome of central nervous system (CNS) histoplasmosis is often unfavorable. Although fluconazole plays an integral role in treatment of fungal meningitis, its role in the treatment of histoplasmosis is hampered by reduced activity and potential development of resistance. A murine model of CNS histoplasmosis was used to evaluate the hypothesis that a combination of amphotericin B and fluconazole therapy would be superior to amphotericin B monotherapy. Groups of B6C3F(1) mice were infected by injection of Histoplasma capsulatum into the subarachnoid space. The addition of fluconazole hindered the antifungal effect of amphotericin B, as determined by measurement of fungal burden, suggesting antagonism in the brain. Fluconazole was less effective as a single agent than was amphotericin B, despite the greater penetration of fluconazole into brain tissues. The hypothesis that amphotericin B-fluconazole combination therapy would be superior to amphotericin B monotherapy for treatment of CNS histoplasmosis was not supported by this study.  (+info)

The most common types of CNS fungal infections include:

1. Meningitis: An inflammation of the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord, caused by fungi such as Candida, Aspergillus, or Cryptococcus.
2. Encephalitis: An inflammation of the brain tissue itself, caused by fungi such as Histoplasma or Coccidioides.
3. Abscesses: Pocket of pus that form in the brain or spinal cord, caused by bacteria or fungi.
4. Opportunistic infections: Infections that occur in people with compromised immune systems, such as HIV/AIDS patients or those taking immunosuppressive drugs after an organ transplant.

CNS fungal infections can cause a wide range of symptoms, including headache, fever, confusion, seizures, and loss of coordination. They are typically diagnosed through a combination of physical examination, laboratory tests, and imaging studies such as CT or MRI scans.

Treatment of CNS fungal infections usually involves the use of antifungal medications, which can be administered intravenously or orally. The choice of treatment depends on the severity and location of the infection, as well as the patient's overall health status. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to drain abscesses or relieve pressure on the brain.

Prevention of CNS fungal infections is important for individuals at risk, such as those with compromised immune systems or underlying medical conditions. This includes taking antifungal medications prophylactically, avoiding exposure to fungal spores, and practicing good hygiene.

Overall, CNS fungal infections are serious and potentially life-threatening conditions that require prompt diagnosis and treatment. With appropriate management, many patients can recover fully, but delays in diagnosis and treatment can lead to poor outcomes.

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  • The following update provides information on clinical follow-up of patients affected in the unprecedented multistate invasive fungal infection outbreak associated with contaminated methylprednisolone injections in late 2012 and 2013. (
  • This relapse incidence is lower than the prevalence of relapse observed for other invasive fungal infections. (
  • [ 1 , 2 ] These immunocompromised infants usually require invasive therapies, such as central vascular catheters and endotracheal tubes, and they are exposed to broad-spectrum antibiotics and parenteral nutrition. (
  • Although these immunocompromised infants are at increased risk during most of their hospital stay, they are at the highest risk of acquiring invasive fungal infections during the first weeks of life, when the most invasive therapies are performed and remain in place. (
  • Pathogenesis and invasive fungal infections in very low birth weight infants. (
  • This analysis aimed to characterize the epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of invasive fungal infections (IFIs) in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). (
  • They can cause various pathological conditions, from superficial mycoses to invasive fungal infections (IFIs). (
  • 9. [Diagnosis and treatment of invasive aspergillosis infection following orthotopic liver transplantation]. (
  • 11. Invasive aspergillosis as an opportunistic infection in nonallografted patients with multiple myeloma: a European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer/ Invasive Fungal Infections Cooperative Group and the Intergroupe Français du Myélome. (
  • Systemic candidiasis is an invasive infection that involves the bloodstream and deep-seated organs such as the kidneys, brain, liver and/or spleen, and requires innate immune cells to prevent. (
  • Of particular concern are invasive fungal infections, estimated to kill one and a half million people annually. (
  • opportunistic infections including invasive fungal infections. (
  • For the purposes of the study, the electronic hospital database was searched for adult patients with mucormycosis from 1996 to 2019 based on the definition provided by the Consensus Definitions of Invasive Fungal Disease. (
  • 2016 guidelines for the use of antifungal agents in patients with invasive fungal diseases in Taiwan. (
  • Consensus guidelines for the treatment of invasive mould infections in haematological malignancy and haemopoietic stem cell transplantation, 2014. (
  • The utility of bronchoalveolar lavage beta-D-glucan testing for the diagnosis of invasive fungal infections. (
  • All relevant materials for patients and clinicians concerning the multistate outbreak of fungal meningitis and other infections are located on this page. (
  • 80%), including 233 cases with meningitis, 326 with parameningeal infections, 33 with peripheral joint infections, and 7 with posterior circulation infarct presumed to be due to infection. (
  • 21%) including 152 cases with meningitis and parameningeal infection and two with parameningeal and peripheral joint infection. (
  • Systemic candidiasis may lead to life-threatening sepsis or meningitis, an infection of the brain and its linings. (
  • The Texas Department of State Health Services on Tuesday issued an alert to residents and physicians about suspected cases of fungal meningitis among Texans who have recently had surgery in Matamoros, which is a popular destination for cosmetic surgeries. (
  • Shuford warns that anyone who had surgery involving an epidural in Matamoros this year should contact their doctor and inform them of their risk of fungal infection, and should seek care if they develop meningitis symptoms. (
  • Upon inhalation, Cryptococcus establishes an initial pulmonary infection that eventually disseminates to the central nervous system (CNS) to cause meningitis. (
  • This Health Update provides updates on the status of the ongoing fungal meningitis outbreak and highlights interim recommendations for diagnosis and treatment. (
  • As of June 1, 2023, a multistate outbreak of fungal meningitis is ongoing among patients who underwent procedures under epidural anesthesia in the city of Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, at two clinics: River Side Surgical Center and Clinica K-3. (
  • A total of 212 residents in 25 U.S. states and jurisdictions have been identified who might be at risk of fungal meningitis because they received epidural anesthesia at the clinics of interest in 2023. (
  • Healthcare providers, public health officials, and the public should be aware that all patients, including those without symptoms, who underwent medical or surgical procedures under epidural anesthesia at River Side Surgical Center or Clinica K-3 in Matamoros, Mexico, since January 1, 2023, should be evaluated for fungal meningitis as soon as possible. (
  • Evaluation for fungal meningitis includes a lumbar puncture (LP, also known as spinal tap) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain. (
  • Since then, public health officials have identified a multistate outbreak of fungal meningitis among patients who received procedures under epidural anesthesia at River Side Surgical Center or Clinica K-3. (
  • Note: All patients, regardless of symptoms, who received procedures under epidural anesthesia at River Side Surgical Center or Clinica K-3 since January 2023 should be evaluated for fungal meningitis including an LP or spinal tap and MRI of the brain. (
  • Recommendations for diagnosis and management of patients with possible fungal meningitis associated with epidural anesthesia administered in Matamoros, Mexico, are available on CDC's website , which will be updated as new information becomes available. (
  • Since November 4, dozens of people have been diagnosed with non-meningitis fungal infections. (
  • The majority of new cases (71%) now involve non-meningitis fungal infections. (
  • Most of the illnesses have been meningitis (which can also cause stroke or other central nervous system infections). (
  • NECC sold tens of thousands of injection medications throughout the U.S. After the CDC traced several cases of fungal meningitis to NECC, they recalled all lots of all medicines on October 6, 2012. (
  • Among the deadliest is cryptococcal meningitis, a brain infection caused by the soil-dwelling fungus Cryptococcus. (
  • Cryptococcus neoformans is an opportunistic fungal pathogen that may cause meningitis in immunocompromised individuals. (
  • In healthy individuals the infection is usually controlled and asymptomatic, but in immunocompromised hosts the fungus can spread via the blood to infect the central nervous system and cause meningitis that is uniformly fatal if untreated. (
  • Cryptococcus neoformans is an encapsulated fungal pathogen causing fatal meningitis in humans. (
  • Chronic meningitis, a slowly developing meningitis that can be caused by many infections and last several weeks, has been known to cause memory problems, according to Finney. (
  • Infections of the central nervous system (CNS) - meningitis and encephalitis - require immediate medical attention. (
  • The QIAstat-Dx Meningitis/Encephalitis Panel provides comprehensive results in about an hour, ensuring the most serious infections won't go missed. (
  • a much smaller number of infections may be attributed Malassezia, Zygomycetes, or Aspergillus pathogens. (
  • Bailin, S S. Update on fungal infections of the central nervous system: emerging pathogens and emerging diagnostics. (
  • New pathogens, new tricks: emerging, drug-resistant fungal pathogens and future prospects for antifungal therapeutics. (
  • Cryptococcus neoformans is unique among the most common human fungal pathogens in that it is a basidiomycete, thus it is evolutionarily divergent from the more common pathogenic ascomycetes (e.g. (
  • The QIAstat-Dx ME Panel offers results for 15 bacterial, viral and fungal pathogens in around an hour. (
  • By identifying the genetic defects responsible for a person's immunodeficiency, researchers may be able to develop targeted therapies to prevent these opportunistic infections. (
  • This would enable those who were diagnosed lence rate of approximately 12.6%.3 KwaZulu-Natal province, with HIV to start treatment at a higher CD4 count, which with the country's second highest population, is the epicentre would make them less susceptible to opportunistic infections of the South African HIV epidemic. (
  • Acute TB or other severe infections eg, sepsis & opportunistic infections. (
  • Candida albicans is the most common human fungal pathogen and the cause of systemic infections that are associated with neutropenia and result in significant mortality. (
  • Several cases of peripheral joint infections have been linked to contaminated injectable medications from New England Compounding Center (NECC). (
  • November 26, 2012 - At least 12 people have been diagnosed with peripheral joint infections. (
  • November 5, 2012 - The CDC is reporting that the number of fungal joint infections has grown to include 10 people. (
  • October 26, 2012 - According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), 7 cases of peripheral joint infections have been linked to medicines from New England Compounding Center (NECC). (
  • Fungal joint infections are extraordinarily rare, and outbreaks are even more rare. (
  • According to the FDA, the outbreak of fungal joint infections has been linked to medicines sold by New England Compounding Center (NECC) . (
  • Our current research is aimed at understanding the molecular mechanisms and host-pathogen interactions underlying the activity of titan cells during infection. (
  • This chapter addresses the currently available IFI treatments and discusses the potential use of drug delivery systems that carry antifungal agents across the BBB and target the CNS, consequently increasing drug bioavailability for treating fungal brain diseases. (
  • Sundaram, C. Neurologic aspects of infectious diseases/tropical neurology: Fungal infections of the central nervous system. (
  • As a leader in the field of infectious diseases (ID), respiratory viruses, and infections in children, I have particular interests in assessing the epidemiology of the study of viral infections and assessing vaccine effectiveness. (
  • Three U.S. laboratories (CDC Mycotic Diseases Branch's Laboratory, UCSF Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, and UW Medicine Molecular Microbiology laboratory) and the Mexican national laboratory (InDRE) have detected fungal signals consistent with the Fusarium solani species complex from the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of patients receiving follow-up care in Mexico or the United States. (
  • However, misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis is common because the symptoms resemble those of other diseases, such as pneumonia, the flu, TB, other fungal infections, and some cancers. (
  • With viral and bacterial disease outbreaks such as Ebola, Zika, and listeriosis dominating the headlines, deadly and common fungal diseases such as candidiasis and aspergillosis have nearly fallen out of public health discussions. (
  • Arturo Casadevall, a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Molecular Microbiology, Immunology, and Infectious Diseases at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has defined much of what we understand about fungal pathogenesis and how fungi evade the host immune response. (
  • CIT): The Demystifying Medicine Lecture Series With viral and bacterial disease outbreaks such as Ebola, Zika, and listeriosis dominating the headlines, deadly and common fungal diseases such as candidiasis and aspergillosis have nearly fallen out of public health discussions. (
  • 3 study aimed to present the cumulative experience of an Infectious Diseases Department from a Portuguese hospital in the management of mucormycosis and discuss the potential gaps in the diagnostic and therapeutic approaches of this infection. (
  • A Naegleria fowleri infection is one of the most lethal amoebic diseases on the planet. (
  • Patients affected by tainted steroid injections from the New England Compounding Center continue to receive treatment for their infections and clinicians should continue to monitor patient recovery. (
  • Most patients who have completed treatment have done well with little evidence of recurrent or relapse infection. (
  • Changes observable on MRI consistent with a fungal infection have proven valuable in the identification of cases, especially in patients with a history of significant baseline pain. (
  • To understand the clinical and epidemiologic characteristics of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus infection, we retrospectively reviewed medical records of 237 patients with laboratory-confirmed cases reported in Shanghai, China, during May-July 2009. (
  • In total, 320 fungal isolates were identified from 303 HIV patients with IFIs in the PATH Alliance® registry. (
  • 14. Management of intracranial fungal infections in patients with haematological malignancies. (
  • Patients with fungal infections may be prescribed antifungal medications. (
  • DSHS urges health care professionals to consider fungal infection in patients with symptoms of central nervous system infection who received surgical care in Matamoros. (
  • In addition, elevated levels of beta-D-glucan, a biomarker of fungal infection, have been detected in the CSF of at least six patients. (
  • Fungal infections are now a major cause of morbidity and mortality in immunosuppressed and critically ill patients. (
  • A major focus of his laboratory is the immunological mechanisms that account for central nervous system-targeted susceptibility to systemic candidiasis and other systemic fungal infections in patients with CARD9 mutations. (
  • Do not initiate in patients w/ active infections including chronic or localised infections until infections are controlled. (
  • Diagnosis and treatment of mucormycosis in patients with hematological malignancies: Guidelines from the 3rd European Conference on Infections in Leukemia (ECIL 3). (
  • If there is permanent damage to the brain from any infection, patients will eventually see brain shrinkage, he noted. (
  • Strikingly, the patient had a distinct absence of neutrophils in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) despite uncontrolled fungal disease. (
  • CARD9 is required for anti-fungal responses in both innate and adaptive immune cells, explaining why people with this deficiency experience both conditions. (
  • Treatment for this condition typically involves administration of anti-fungal medications. (
  • These anti-fungal medications can be harsh on a patient's liver or kidneys, but without treatment, the infection may severely damage joint tissue and cause chronic complications. (
  • In centers that use antifungal prophylaxis, Candida infections are few and due to non- albicans species. (
  • Candida can invade the bloodstream of preterm infants because of their immature and easily injured skin and mucosal membrane barrier defenses, and the fungus can disseminate because of the infants' immature immune systems. (
  • Adherence and the slow-growing nature of Candida facilitate its ability to colonize and disseminate into the bloodstream and body tissues before clinical signs and symptoms of infection become apparent. (
  • CARD9 deficiency is a genetic immune disorder characterized by susceptibility to fungal infections like candidiasis, which is caused by the yeast fungus Candida . (
  • Typically, Candida does not cause severe problems in healthy people, but it can take advantage of those with a weakened immune system. (
  • NIAID researchers also are studying chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis (CMC) and systemic candidiasis-two types of Candida infection-in mouse models of these genetic disorders. (
  • CMC is a localized Candida infection that causes lesions and scaling on the skin and nails. (
  • Fungal infections are diagnosed by physical examination of the infected sites and by using laboratory tests to confirm the presence of Candida or other fungi. (
  • As worrisome is the rise of multidrug-resistant Aspergillus fumigatus, with a mortality rate exceeding 50 percent, and Candida auris, an emerging yeast strain causing healthcare-associated infections. (
  • Michail Lionakis, chief of NIAID's Fungal Pathogenesis Section, has focused on the yeast Candida. (
  • His lab uses in-vitro cell culture systems and clinically relevant mouse models of mucosal and systemic Candida infections to study host-fungal interactions using a variety of immunological, biological, and imaging approaches. (
  • CARD9 deficiency, an autosomal recessive disorder , differs from many other genetic immune disorders that cause fungal infections. (
  • Many people with CARD9 deficiency develop systemic candidiasis that targets the central nervous system, or CNS. (
  • NIAID researchers have described the crucial role of CARD9 in recruiting infection-fighting neutrophils to the CNS during fungal infection, helping explain why people with CARD9 deficiency are highly susceptible to fungal CNS infections. (
  • If warranted, genetic testing can confirm the presence of mutations associated with these infections, like CARD9 deficiency. (
  • C-type lectin receptors are crucial for innate fungal recognition and induction of antifungal immune responses via the adaptor protein CARD9. (
  • Humans with autosomal recessive CARD9 deficiency are susceptible to fungal infections that have a unique tropism for the central nervous system (CNS) for reasons that remain poorly understood. (
  • Thus, CARD9 is critical for control of fungal invasion in the CNS, acting to promote neutrophil trafficking via production of neutrophil-targeted chemokines. (
  • CARD9-Dependent Neutrophil Recruitment Protects against Fungal Invasion of the Central Nervous System. (
  • I am enthusiastic to work to further our understanding of important respiratory and enteric viral infections, and to contribute to controlling the spread of SARS-CoV-2. (
  • Presence of bacterial, viral, or fungal infection that is uncontrolled or requires IV anti-infectives. (
  • Gas gangrene is a bacterial infection that produces gas in tissues. (
  • The infection affects the lungs first, because it is acquired by inhaling fungal spores. (
  • The spores become airborne after areas contaminated with the fungus has been disrupted, and most infections occur through inhaling these spores. (
  • The pathogenesis of fungal infections in preterm infants involves adherence, colonization, and dissemination (as shown in the image below). (
  • 1 case had been confirmed in the past 7 days or 2) clinical symptoms or signs of influenza-like illness in a person epidemiologically linked to a patient with confirmed or suspected infection identified in the previous 7 days. (
  • A few key studies have advanced our understanding of the epidemiology and clinical characteristics of several CNS infections in SOT recipients. (
  • 13. Primary and secondary fungal infections of the paranasal sinuses: clinical features and treatment outcomes. (
  • Infection of the brain and meninges is the most common clinical manifestation. (
  • HCMEC/D3 as a model of the blood-brain barrier facilitates in vitro studies of central nervous system infection by Cryptococcus neoformans. (
  • Central Nervous System Penetration by Cryptococcus neoformans Fungal infections affect billions of people every year, often causing lethal disease in immunocompromised individuals. (
  • Cryptococcus neoformans infections cause almost half of all deaths due to fungal infection. (
  • Our research primarily focuses on studies to understand the novel "titan cell" morphology during Cryptococcus infection. (
  • The Cryptococcus neoformans Serotype A H99 reference genome project was a collaboration between the Fungal Genome Initiative at the Broad Institute and Fred Dietrich at the Duke Center for Genome Technology. (
  • Hundreds of people have fallen ill and dozens have died in a massive outbreak of fungal infections throughout the United States. (
  • Central nervous system involvement in cryptococcal infection in individuals after solid organ transplantation or with AIDS. (
  • 12. [Cryptococcosis of the central nervous system. (
  • Cryptococcosis is a rare and deadly fungal infection that affects the lung and brain and usually only occurs in people with impaired immunity. (
  • Four years ago the University of Birmingham carried out research which demonstrated that the high virulence of this Cryptococcosis gattii strain results from its remarkable ability to grow rapidly within human white blood cells which relies on a unique 'division of labor' mechanism within the infection. (
  • Unfortunately, if the shot is contaminated with fungus, the patient may suffer a debilitating fungal joint infection. (
  • When a fungus infects joint tissue, a patient may suffer from a condition called mycotic arthritis (fungal arthritis) . (
  • Reactivation occurs in immunocompromised hosts where the fungus can spread via the blood to infect the central nervous system. (
  • Twelve plant species originated from a natural habitat of the fungus were supposed to be connected with T. terfezioides based on the anatomy of the endogenous fungal structures in their roots. (
  • Currently, less than 5% of reported infections (35/753) involve the peripheral joints. (
  • Those that affect the central nervous system (CNS) are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. (
  • Ruhnke, M. Advances in the diagnosis and treatment of fungal infections of the CNS. (
  • Syndromic testing offers a rapid diagnostic solution for CNS infections. (
  • After a patient is exposed to a contaminated injection, there is often an incubation period before symptoms of the fungal joint infection appear. (
  • The most common symptoms affect the lungs, but the disease can affect other parts of the body, such as the skin, bones, or the central nervous system. (
  • C36281 Integumentary System Finding C100104 Signs or Symptoms C118464 Pediatric Adverse Events Terminology C3344 Pruritus Pruritus Itch An intense itching sensation. (
  • C36281 Integumentary System Finding C100104 Signs or Symptoms C118464 Pediatric Adverse Events Terminology C39594 Skin Rash Rash Any change in the skin which affects its appearance or texture. (
  • Rheumatology) C36281 Integumentary System Finding C100104 Signs or Symptoms C118464 Pediatric Adverse Events Terminology C34599 Excoriation Excoriation Self-inflicted tearing or wearing off of skin. (
  • C36281 Integumentary System Finding C100104 Signs or Symptoms C118464 Pediatric Adverse Events Terminology C87095 Mottling Skin Mottling Mottling Irregularly shaped, patchy discolorations in the skin. (
  • AE) C36281 Integumentary System Finding C100104 Signs or Symptoms C118464 Pediatric Adverse Events Terminology C62754 Weight Gain Weight Gain Weight Increase An increase in total body weight. (
  • Although natural immunity to fungal infection is quite efficient in immune replete humans, disease in immune deficient individuals is often a complex interaction between failure to control fungal replication and an inappropriate immune response. (
  • You should know that both the flagellate and the cyst can cause infection in humans, although the trophozoite is the infective form per se. (
  • In total, 15 cases of mucormycosis were found, including 11 cases with sinus involvement (10 with central nervous system involvement), two pulmonary, and two gastrointestinal infections. (
  • 1. Aspergillosis of the central nervous system: a catastrophic opportunistic infection. (
  • 2. Central nervous system aspergillosis in allogeneic stem cell transplant recipients. (
  • 15. Improved survival in central nervous system aspergillosis: a series of immunocompromised children with leukemia undergoing stereotactic resection of aspergillomas. (
  • Overall, CDC is aware of 8 cases of infection relapse (reestablishment of active infection following treatment thought to have been successful) for an incidence of relapse of 1% (8/753). (
  • Although an index of suspicion must always remain high, infection control, prophylaxis, and aggressive treatment (antifungal therapy and central catheter removal) during this period have the greatest potential to improve the outcome of this population. (
  • 7. The role of voriconazole in the treatment of central nervous system blastomycosis. (
  • Test for HBV infection before treatment initiation. (
  • Causal medical examination and treatment of pathogenic fungal infections. (
  • In general, medications that depress signaling in the central nervous system can cause memory loss. (
  • Mold Infections in solid organ transplant recipients. (
  • Professor Robin May, Director of the University of Birmingham's Institute of Microbiology and Infection, said: 'These vesicles act like 'carrier pigeons', transferring messages between the fungi and helping them to coordinate their attack on the host cell. (
  • Some reviews of blastomycosis outbreaks indicated a higher distribution of infection among older people, men, black, Asian, and Native American racial/ethnic groups, and those who have outdoor occupations. (
  • A fungal joint infection can occur if these shots are contaminated. (
  • The infection, initiated by inhalation into the lungs, occurs mainly in immunocompromised individuals, but can also occur in healthy individuals. (
  • Why does infection occur? (
  • In the absence of therapy, and sometimes despite it, the infection quickly spreads to the brain and other organs with often fatal consequences. (
  • Scientists at the University of Birmingham have discovered a unique mechanism that drives the spread of a deadly infection. (
  • Diana Khuu] Blastomycosis is a fungal disease caused by blastomyces dermatitidis. (
  • Diana Khuu] We decided to do this study because, even though we know quite a bit about the biology and risk factors of infection by Blastomyces dermatitidis , the public health burden of blastomycosis deaths in the United States was unknown. (
  • The disease can be severe in anyone, but people with weakened immune systems are more likely to have serious consequences. (
  • However, people who have underlying medical conditions, such as diabetes, may be at higher risk for the infection and for severe disease. (
  • Puede causar diabetes mellitus, lesiones en el sistema nervioso central y otros efectos tóxicos. (
  • To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of ceftriaxone for injection and other antibacterial drugs, ceftriaxone for injection should be used only to treat or prevent infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by bacteria. (