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Confusing presentation of chaetomium brain abscess

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Pages 805-807 | Received 11 Jun 2013, Accepted 31 May 2014, Published online: 30 Jun 2014


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.


An informed consent was obtained from the husband and provided to the journal as demanded.

Declaration of interest: The authors report no declarations of interest. The authors alone are responsible for the content and writing of the paper.

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