Brain abscess caused by Blastomyces dermatitidis in a child with cystic fibrosis

W. M. Gershan, L. S. Rusakow, K. J. Henrickson, M. L. Splaingard

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Abstract

An 8-year-old girl with moderately severe cystic fibrosis and right upper lobe bronchiectasis developed a cerebellar abscess caused by Blastomyces dermatitidis. To our knowledge, this is the youngest child with cystic fibrosis and a brain abscess, and the first documented case caused by a fungus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)601-603
Number of pages3
JournalCHEST
Volume106
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994

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