Malassezia furfur Meningitis Associated with Total Parenteral Nutrition Subdural Effusion

Cecilia M. Rosales, Mary Anne Jackson, David Zwick

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We present a case of Malassezia furfur meningitis arising in a very low birth weight infant with chronic lung disease, necrotizing enterocolitis, and intraventricular hemorrhage. M. furfur meningitis was probably acquired late following successful treatment for earlier systemic central line-associated M. furfur infection. M. furfur meningitis has only once been previously reported. Unlike the previous case where meningitis was secondary to widespread blood-borne dissemination, infection was limited to the leptomeninges and arose in association with extravasation of total parenteral nutrition (TPN) and intralipid fluid into subarachnoid space via peripheral scalp catheter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)86-90
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric and Developmental Pathology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004


  • Intralipid
  • Lipid emulsions
  • Malassezia furfur
  • Meningitis
  • Parenteral nutrition
  • Subdural effusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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