Unsuccessful treatment with voriconazole of a brain abscess due to Cladophialophora bantiana

Fica A, Diaz MC, Luppi M, Olivares R, Saez L, Baboor M, Vasquez P.

Seccion Infectologia, Hospital Clinico U de Chile, Santiago, Chile. afica@ns.hospital.uchile.cl

Cladophialophora bantiana is a dematiaceous fungus, associated with brain abscess in normal or immunosuppressed patients. We report a case of CNS infection in this agent unsuccessfully treated by surgery and various antifungal compounds including high doses of voriconazole (6 mg/kg bid). No adverse effects related to this compound were observed.