PAKISTAN ARMED FORCES
MEDICAL JOURNAL (Category Y)

A Journal of Army Medical & Dental Corps

Being published since 1956

ISSN (online) 2411-8842
ISSN (print) 0030-9648

VOL 67, No. 6, DECEMBER 2017

CEREBRAL ASPERGILLOSIS PRESENTING AS A SPACE OCCUPYING LESION OF THE BRAIN

Muhammad Tariq, Faheem Ul Hassan, Maryam Ijaz

Abstract

Aspergillosis is one of the important causes of life threatening fungal infections in immunocompromised patients.We report the case of a 47 year old asthmatic female patient taking steroid inhalers who presented with headache and change in personality. Her computerized tomographic (CT) scan of brain revealed a space occupying lesion (SOL) in frontal lobes. Excisional biopsy of the lesion revealed aspergillosis. She was treated with voriconazole to which she responded well.

Keywords : Aspergillosis, Space occupying lesion, Voriconazole.



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