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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 399-402

Nocardia Farcinica brain abscess in an immunocompetent old patient: A case report and review of literature


1 Department of Neurology, Institute of Neurosciences, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Laboratory Services, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dinesh Mohan Chaudhari
Institute of Neurosciences/Internal Medicine, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi - 110 076
India
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DOI: 10.4103/aian.AIAN_263_17

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By definition, a brain abscess is an intraparenchymal collection of pus. Nocardia shows to have a special tropism for the neural tissue. Solitary abscess represents the most common manifestation in the central nervous system, accounting for 1%–2% of all cerebral abscesses. In this report, we present a case of primary multiple brain abscesses due to Nocardia farcinica in an immune competent patient. Early diagnosis and surgical intervention is significant for the patient.


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