Confusing presentation of chaetomium brain abscess

Muhammad Waqas, Shahan Waheed, Salman Ahmed Mangrio, Sana Rashid, Mohsin Qadeer, Ehsan Bari

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We put forth the case of a young immunocompetent female who presented with fever and left basal ganglia bleed secondary to vasculitis. After 2 weeks of prednisolone therapy, she continued to deteriorate. MRI scan revealed enhancement of previous hematoma, pus was aspirated surgically and fungal culture grew Chaetomium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)805-807
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Neurosurgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2014


  • Brain abscess
  • Chaetomium
  • Vasculitis


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