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Surg Neurol Int


Brain paracoccidioidomycosis in an immunosuppressed patient with systemic lupus erythematosus.


Kamer C, Pretto B J, Livramento C R, da Silva R C
Surg Neurol Int. 2021; 12:581.
PMID: 34992898.


Brain paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM) or neuroparacoccidioidomycosis (NPCM) is a fungal infection of the central nervous system (CNS) caused by , a dimorphic fungus. The CNS involvement is through bloodstream dissemination. The association between NPCM and systemic lupus erythematous (SLE) is rare. However, SLE patients are under risk of opportunistic infections given their immunosuppression status.