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Predisposing Factors

  • Shruti Gupta
  • Sanjay Behari
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Abstract

The central nervous system (CNS) is an uncommon site for fungal infections. A rise of infections in the immunocompromised patient population, along with an increase in their life expectancy due to improved medical care, has led to an increase in the prevalence of CNS mycotic infections. An early diagnosis and prompt management, both medical and surgical, are essential for improving the clinical outcome.

Keywords

Central nervous system Fungal infections Inoculation and spread Pathobiology Pathogenesis Pathogenic fungi Predisposing factors 

Abbreviations

BWI

Burn wound infection

CNS

Central nervous system

CVID

Common variable immunodeficiency

HIV

Human immunodeficiency virus

HSCT

Haematopoietic stem cell transplant

IV

Intravenous

MDR

Multidrug-resistant

SCID

Severe combined immunodeficiency

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shruti Gupta
    • 1
  • Sanjay Behari
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgerySanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical SciencesLucknowIndia

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