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A Unique MRI Feature of Cerebral Abscess by S. Apiospermum

Volume 9 - Issue 2

Einat Slonimsky* and Shyam Sabat

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    • Department of Diagnostic Radiology, The Pennsylvania State University, USA

    *Corresponding author: Einat Slonimsky, Department of Radiology, H066, Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center, College of Medicine, USA

Received: September 20, 2018;   Published: September 25, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.09.001781

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Abstract

A rare case of a cerebral abscess due to S. Apiospermum in fifty-seven-year-old immunosuppressed female. The brain magnetic resonance imaging revealed a right frontal ill-defined heterogenous lesion with surrounding multiple discrete low-signal foci lesions both on T1WI and on T2-WI with prominent susceptibility artifacts. We think that the foci represent the grains of the fungi itself, causing marked susceptibility artifacts, similar to previous reports in the literature of this specific infection, especially as has been demonstrated in Madura foot cases.

Abbreviations: SLE: Systemic Lupus Erythematous; MRI: Magnetic Resonance Imaging; WI: Weighted Images; SWI: Susceptibility Weighted Imaging

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