1887

Abstract

Here, we describe a patient with disseminated systemic nocardiosis. He had a history of systemic lupus erythematosus and had received oral prednisolone for 7 months. was isolated from the pus. There were neither clinical nor radiologic features of pulmonary nocardiosis. The patient was treated with oral trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, intravenous imipenem and surgical drainage with a good clinical response, and there has been no recurrence of the infection.

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journal/jmm/10.1099/jmm.0.025577-0
2011-06-01
2020-07-03
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

/deliver/fulltext/jmm/60/6/847.html?itemId=/content/journal/jmm/10.1099/jmm.0.025577-0&mimeType=html&fmt=ahah

References

  1. Agterof M. J., van der Bruggen T., Tersmette M., ter Borg E. J., van den Bosch J. M. M., Biesma D. H. 2007; Nocardiosis: a case series and a mini review of clinical and microbiological features. Neth J Med 65:199–202[PubMed]
    [Google Scholar]
  2. Ambrosioni J., Lew D., Garbino J. 2010; Nocardiosis: updated clinical review and experience at a tertiary center. Infection 38:89–97 [CrossRef][PubMed]
    [Google Scholar]
  3. Beaman B. L., Beaman L. 1994; Nocardia species: host–parasite relationships. Clin Microbiol Rev 7:213–264[PubMed]
    [Google Scholar]
  4. Borget C., Gepner P., Piette A. M., Chapman A. 1992; [Primary Nocardia asteroides deltoid abscess in treated Horton disease]. Rev Rhum Mal Osteoartic 59:149–151 (in French) [PubMed]
    [Google Scholar]
  5. Brown-Elliott B. A., Brown J. M., Conville P. S., Wallace R. J. Jr 2006; Clinical and laboratory features of the Nocardia spp. based on current molecular taxonomy. Clin Microbiol Rev 19:259–282 [CrossRef][PubMed]
    [Google Scholar]
  6. Chatelus E., Javier R.-M., Sibilia J., Kuntz J.-L., Forestier E., Gaudias J. 2007; Nocardia discitis in an immunocompetent patient. Joint Bone Spine 74:207–209 [CrossRef][PubMed]
    [Google Scholar]
  7. Chung T. T., Lin J. C., Hsieh C. T., Chen G. J., Ju D. T. 2009; Nocardia farcinica brain abscess in an immunocompetent patient treated with antibiotics and two surgical techniques. J Clin Neurosci 16:1675–1677 [CrossRef][PubMed]
    [Google Scholar]
  8. Corti M. E., Villafañe-Fioti M. F. 2003; Nocardiosis: a review. Int J Infect Dis 7:243–250 [CrossRef][PubMed]
    [Google Scholar]
  9. Corti M., Solari R., De Carolis L., Cangelos D., Bianchi M., Negroni R. 2008; Disseminated nocardiosis with psoas abscess in a patient with AIDS: first reported case. Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo 50:131–133[PubMed] [CrossRef]
    [Google Scholar]
  10. Gillespie S. H., Emmerson A. M. 1996; Aerobic actinomycetes.. In Principles and Practice of Clinical Bacteriology pp. 771–784 Edited by Emerson A. M., Hawkey P. M., Gillespie S. H. New York: Wiley;[PubMed]
    [Google Scholar]
  11. Lee G. Y., Daniel R. T., Brophy B. P., Reilly P. L. 2002; Surgical treatment of nocardial brain abscesses. Neurosurgery 51:668–672 [CrossRef][PubMed]
    [Google Scholar]
  12. Lerner P. I. 1996; Nocardiosis. Clin Infect Dis 22:891–903[PubMed] [CrossRef]
    [Google Scholar]
  13. Malani A. K., Gupta C., Weigand R. T., Gupta V., Rangineni S. 2006; Thigh abscess due to Nocardia farcinica . J Natl Med Assoc 98:977–979[PubMed]
    [Google Scholar]
  14. Mamelak A. N., Obana W. G., Flaherty J. F., Rosenblum M. L. 1994; Nocardial brain abscess: treatment strategies and factors influencing outcome. Neurosurgery 35:622–631 [CrossRef][PubMed]
    [Google Scholar]
  15. Marchan S. J. G., Meneu Díaz J. C., Caso Maestro O., Perez Saborido B., Moreno Elola-Olaso A., Abradelo Usera M., Fundora Suarez Y., Gimeno Calvo A., Moreno Molinero V., Garcia Reyne A. 2009; Disseminated nocardiosis: a rare infectious complication following non-heart-beating donor liver transplantation. Transplant Proc 41:2495–2497 [CrossRef][PubMed]
    [Google Scholar]
  16. McNeil M. M., Brown J. M. 1994; The medically important aerobic actinomycetes: epidemiology and microbiology. Clin Microbiol Rev 7:357–417[PubMed]
    [Google Scholar]
  17. Mousa H. A. 2003; Concomitant spine infection with mycobacterium tuberculosis and pyogenic bacteria: case report. Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 28:E152–E154[PubMed]
    [Google Scholar]
  18. Saubolle M. A., Sussland D. 2003; Nocardiosis: review of clinical and laboratory experience. J Clin Microbiol 41:4497–4501 [CrossRef][PubMed]
    [Google Scholar]
  19. Smego R. A. Jr, Moeller M. B., Gallis H. A. 1983; Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole therapy for Nocardia infections. Arch Intern Med 143:711–718 [CrossRef][PubMed]
    [Google Scholar]
  20. Smit L. H. M., Leemans R., Overbeek B. P. 2003; Nocardia farcinica as the causative agent in a primary psoas abscess in a previously healthy cattle inspector. Clin Microbiol Infect 9:445–448 [CrossRef][PubMed]
    [Google Scholar]
  21. Stamenkovic S. A., Madden B. P. 2001; Nocardia asteroides abscess after heart transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant 20:789–791 [CrossRef][PubMed]
    [Google Scholar]
  22. Torres O. H., Domingo P., Pericas R., Boiron P., Montiel J. A., Vázquez G. 2000; Infection caused by Nocardia farcinica: case report and review. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 19:205–212 [CrossRef][PubMed]
    [Google Scholar]
  23. Woo P. C. Y., Teng J. L. L., Wu J. K. L., Leung F. P. S., Tse H., Fung A. M. Y., Lau S. K. P., Yuen K.-Y. 2009; Guidelines for interpretation of 16S rRNA gene sequence-based results for identification of medically important aerobic Gram-positive bacteria. J Med Microbiol 58:1030–1036 [CrossRef][PubMed]
    [Google Scholar]
http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journal/jmm/10.1099/jmm.0.025577-0
Loading
/content/journal/jmm/10.1099/jmm.0.025577-0
Loading

Data & Media loading...

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error