Magnetic resonance imaging findings in fatal primary cerebral infection due to Chaetomium strumarium

Manohar Aribandi, C. Bazan, M. G. Rinaldi

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This report describes MRI findings of a rare case of biopsy-proven fatal cerebral infection with Chaetomium strumarium in a 28-year-old man with a history of i.v. drug abuse. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed rapidly progressing lesions with irregular peripheral enhancement, possible central haemorrhage and significant mass effect. Only six cases of cerebral infection with Chaetomium have been reported in the English literature. This is the first report in the radiology literature describing the imaging findings. The previously reported cases of cerebral infection by the Chaetomium species are also reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)166-169
Number of pages4
JournalAustralasian Radiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2005



  • Cerebral
  • Chaetomium
  • Fungus
  • Infection
  • Magnetic resonance imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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