Fungal Encephalitis with Angioinvasion

Infection of the brain by fungal organisms, termed fungal encephalitis, is an uncommon, but deadly disease that tends to occur in persons with compromised immune systems or, as in this case, uncontrolled diabetes.  Zygomycetes, a group of fungal organisms that includes Mucor and Rhizopus, has a particular proclivity to invade blood vessels (pictured here), which can complicate the infection by causing hemorrhagic infarction or stroke.

fungal encephalitis with angioinvasion

 

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