The index case for the fungal meningitis outbreak in the United States.
Persistent neutrophilic meningitis presents a diagnostic challenge, because the differential diagnosis is broad and includes atypical infectious causes. We describe a case of persistent neutrophilic meningitis due to Aspergillus fumigatus in an immunocompetent man who had no evidence of sinopulmonary or cutaneous disease. An epidural glucocorticoid injection was identified as a potential route of entry for this organism into the central nervous system, and the case was reported to the state health department.
Pettit, AC; Kropski, JA; Castilho, JL; Schmitz, JE; Rauch, CA; Mobley, BC; Wang, XJ; Spires, SS; Pugh, ME
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