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Aspergillus flavus Brain Abscesses Associated with Hepatic Amebiasis in a Non-neutropenic Man in Senegal

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  • 1 Laboratoire de Parasitologie-Mycologie, Laboratoire de Neuro-Pathologie, Laboratoire de Bactériologie-Hygiène, et Pneumologie et Unité de Soins Intensifs, Université Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris 6, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Groupe Hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris, France

A non-neutropenic man living in Senegal was repatriated to France for liver amebic abscesses associated with brain abscesses presumed to be of amebic origin. Surprisingly, the post-mortem examinations of brain abscesses showed Aspergillus flavus. The route of infection by A. flavus in this particular context is discussed.

Author Notes

Reprint requests: Sophie Brun, Laboratoire de Parasitologie-Mycologie, Groupe Hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière, 47–83 Boulevard de l’Hôpital, 75651 Paris Cedex 13, France, E-mail: sophie.brun@psl.aphp.fr.
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