Interesting images – purple and white blobs!
- Beverley Almeida, E&P
- Correspondence to Dr Beverley Almeida, Department of Rheumatology, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Great Ormond Street, London WC1N 3JH, UK;
While reviewing for BMJ Case Reports I have found a wealth of interesting images, so I am drawing your attention to this case.
An extremely premature neonate developed fungal sepsis and despite antifungal therapy intensive care was withdrawn (figures 1 and 2). The appearance of fungal mycomas on cerebral ultrasound and postmortem (mycotic encephalitis) pathology samples are demonstrated. Postmortems for a proven infection are not common, so it is a valuable learning point to see this.
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