Rhinocladiella mackenziei as an emerging cause of cerebral phaeohyphomycosis in Pakistan: a case series.

Department of Pathology/Microbiology, Aga Khan University Hospital, Stadium Road, Karachi, Pakistan.
Clinical Infectious Diseases (Impact Factor: 9.42). 01/2011; 52(2):213-7. DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciq114
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ABSTRACT Six cases of Rhinocladiella mackenziei cerebral phaeohyphomycosis are being reported for the first time in Pakistan. Identification was confirmed by DNA sequencing (isolates and fixed tissue). Diabetes, head trauma, immunosuppressive treatment, and postpartum state were present in 4 cases. Two survivals and 3 fatalities occurred, with 1 patient lost to follow-up.


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