Mould identification: a virtual self assessment
A 55-year-old man presented because of fever and frequent falls. His medical history included long-term corticoid therapy for systemic sclerosis and chronic hepatitis C-related cirrhosis. A cerebral CT-scan showed a 2 cm diameter ring-enhancing lesion in the left posterior arm of the internal capsule compressing the left lateral ventricle. A neuronavigation-guided frameless needle biopsy was performed and histopathology of biopsy material revealed a brain abscess suspected to be caused by a black mould.