Cerebral phaeohyphomycosis caused by Bipolaris spicifera after heart transplantation

L. Rosow, J. X. Jiang, T. Deuel, Mirna Lechpammer, A. A. Zamani, D. A. Milner, R. Folkerth, F. M. Marty, S. Kesari

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Phaeohyphomycosis is an increasingly recognized cause of brain abscess in both immunocompetent and immunocompromised hosts. We report a case of cerebral phaeohyphomycosis in a 55-year-old male heart transplant recipient caused by Bipolaris spicifera. We review the literature regarding the pathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnosis, and management of infections with dematiaceous fungi.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)419-423
Number of pages5
JournalTransplant Infectious Disease
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Bipolaris spicifera
  • Brain abscess
  • Heart transplantation
  • Immunosuppression
  • Phaeohyphomycosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation
  • Infectious Diseases


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