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June 1978

Allescheria (Petriellidium) boydii Brain Abscess in a Child With Leukemia

Author Affiliations

From the Divisions of Neurology and Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City.

Arch Neurol. 1978;35(6):386-388. doi:10.1001/archneur.1978.00500300060011

• A 3-year-old boy with acute lymphoblastic leukemia developed a right frontal lobe abscess from which Allescheria (Petriellidium) boydii was cultured. The mycotic infection complicating his underlying disease appeared to be confined to the brain. Surgical drainage and therapy with amphotericin B were followed by eventual recovery with no neurologic deficits.

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