volume 27, issue 5, P690-693 2013
DOI: 10.3109/02688697.2013.771732
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Abstract: Non-cirrhotic portal fibrosis, a common cause of splenomegaly in tropical countries, can lead to hypersplenism and pancytopenia. Hypersplenism in this setting has not been associated with opportunistic infections. We describe a patient with hypersplenism secondary to non-cirrhotic portal fibrosis who developed a Fonsecaea pedrosoi brain abscess and succumbed to the illness despite aggressive management.