Histology Course S VII 10 Department of Pathology, University of Zurich Histology Course

S VII 10 brain abscess due to toxoplasmosis HE further information (German) on HiPaKu
  ICD-10: B20.8 B58.2+ G05.2*

35-year-old male, HIV-positive (AIDS stage IV). Syndrome of focal neurological deficits and dementia leading to coma. Autopsy: multiple toxoplasma abscesses in both cerebral hemispheres and the cerebellum.

- The given specimen shows areas of necrosis in the white matter of the cerebrum.
- In the bordering zones there is a very discrete inflammatory reaction with individual pseudocysts which contain the causative organism (toxoplasma gondii)