Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
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


Dinesh Mohan Chaudhari1, Pushpendra Nath Renjen1, Raman Sardana2, Hena Butta2 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Chaudhari DM, Renjen PN, Sardana R, Butta H. Nocardia Farcinica brain abscess in an immunocompetent old patient: A case report and review of literature.Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2017;20:399-402


How to cite this URL:
Chaudhari DM, Renjen PN, Sardana R, Butta H. Nocardia Farcinica brain abscess in an immunocompetent old patient: A case report and review of literature. Ann Indian Acad Neurol [serial online] 2017 [cited 2021 Oct 26 ];20:399-402
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