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March 1980

Meningitis Caused by Candida tropicalis

Author Affiliations

From the Whipps Cross Hospital, London, Dr Chadwick is now with the Walton Hospital, Liverpool, England.

Arch Neurol. 1980;37(3):175-176. doi:10.1001/archneur.1980.00500520073014

• Meningeal infection with Candida remains rare. We report its occurrence in a healthy man following mastoid exploration for chronic suppurative middle ear disease. The infective agent proved to be C tropicalis, which has only been isolated from CSF in two previous cases of Candida meningitis.