Monday, January 5, 2009

Case of the Week 52

Brain biopsy from an adult male with mental status changes. The 2 images are from the same microscopic field at different planes of focus, to demonstrate the range of findings. Identification? (CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE)

3 comments:

path resident said...

I think it looks like Toxoplasmosis gondii cysts.

Alasdair Hill said...

Toxo for sure. The cyst in the central field is a tachyzoite right?

Kathryn said...

Toxo (maybe I should have suggested brain biopsies in my psych job I did last!)
Kathryn