Document Type

Article

Original Publication Date

2014

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Neuropathology

Volume

34

Issue

3

First Page

314

Last Page

317

DOI of Original Publication

10.1111/neup.12084

Date of Submission

March 2015

Abstract

This is a case of a 22 year-old African American male inmate with no significant past medical history who regularly cleaned moldy bathrooms and showers during his incarceration. The patient presented with progressive development of left-sided weakness, dizziness, headaches, and vomiting over a two month period. In summary, we report this case to boost awareness of the potential for CNS phaeohyphomycosis infection to present as a clinical and radioimaging mimic of high grade glioma. Our patient, a previously healthy adult, is one of less than a dozen cases of cerebral phaeohyphomycosis due to Bipolaris documented in the literature, and is only the second patient to present with imaging features very suggestive of high grade infiltrative glioma.

Rights

© 2013 Japanese Society of Neuropathology. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Jelinek, A. G., Fuller, C., Baykal, A., Stogner-Underwood, K., Richard, H. and Arkun, K. (2014), Headaches and hemiparesis in an immunocompetent inmate. Neuropathology, 34: 314-317, which has been published in final form at doi: 10.1111/neup.12084. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.

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