Candida Albicans Ventriculitis Post Trans-Sphenoidal Surgery. Case Report and Literature Review
- *Corresponding Author:
- Elham Essa Bukhari
Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
College of Medicine
King Khalid University Hospital and King Saud University
King Saud University Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: April 25, 2016; Accepted date: May 05, 2016; Published date: May 09, 2016
Citation: Bukhari EE, Ajlaan A, Bakheet MH, Albarag A, Alotibi EF, et al. (2016) Candida Albicans Ventriculitis Post Trans-Sphenoidal Surgery.Case Report and Literature Review. J Infect Dis Ther 4:280. doi:10.4172/2332-0877.1000280
Copyright: © Bukhari EE, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Central nervous system (CNS) infection with Candida in children is rare. In this report, we describe a Saudi child diagnosed with suprastellar astrocytoma brain tumor who experienced Candida albicans meningitis with ventriculitis post-trans-sphenoidal brain tumor resection. The patient was treated successfully with intravenous amphotericin B and fluconazole.