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November 1979

Candida Pachymeningitis With Multiple Cranial Nerve Pareses

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Neurology (Dr Gorell) and Pathology (Dr Chason), Wayne State University School of Medicine; and the Department of Pathology, Harper Hospital (Dr Palutke), Detroit.

Arch Neurol. 1979;36(11):719-720. doi:10.1001/archneur.1979.00500470089021

• A 66-year-old woman complained of right-sided headache and was found to have progressive dysfunction of cranial nerves V and VIII through XII on the right side. At autopsy, there was a granulomatous pachymeningitis involving the floor of the right middle and posterior cranial fossae due to Candida tropicalis infection. Inflammatory tissue compressed the clinically affected cranial nerves.

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