infections, though not normally fatal, are so underdiagnosed that an autopsy-based study found that in 22% of cases wherein the primary diagnosis was incorrect, the deceased had some type of fungal infection.
The rare invasive mycotic
infections should be kept in mind even though the patients are under antifungal therapy.
Neurologic complications like stroke, abscess, mycotic
aneurysm or hemorrhage tend to occur in 20-40% of infective endocarditis cases.
Endovascular treatment for an unusually large mycotic
aneurysm manifesting as intracerebral hemorrhage--Case report.
The Mississippi State Public Health Laboratory records covering the period from 1989 to 1997 were obtained and examined for human parasitic and mycotic
1: A testicular ultrasound, suggesting the possibility of mycotic
aneurysms (due to atherosclerosis, dysplasia, trauma, collagen vascular disease) are more common in individuals older than 60 years (3-5) and mycotic
aneurysms are found more often in people less than 50 years of age.
aneurysm of the iliac artery complicated by emphysematous psoas muscle abscess; Report of two cases.
Other studies reported 10-25 per cent cases of mycotic
keratitis due to topical steroid usage (30).
culture, microscopic examination and clinical signs were considered diagnostic criteria.
The child died of complications (ruptured mycotic
aneurysm of the hepatic artery and septicaemia) in January 1988.
Division of Bacterial and Mycotic
Diseases * Environmental Health Services * National Center for Infectious Diseases