Title

Confusing presentation of chaetomium brain abscess.

Document Type

Article

Department

Emergency Medicine; Neurology; Surgery; Neurosurgery; Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Abstract

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.

Publication

British Journal of Neurosurgery