Nocardial cerebral abscess associated with mycetoma, pneumonia, and membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis


Elmaci I. , Senday D., Silav G., Ekenel F., Balak N., Ayan E., ...More

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY, vol.45, no.6, pp.2072-2074, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1128/jcm.01358-06
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.2072-2074

Abstract

Nocardial brain abscesses remain a clinical challenge. We successfully treated a patient with nocardial brain abscess, mycetoma, pneumonia, and glomerulonephritis. Nocardial soft tissue involvement, mycetoma, is well known. However, the fact that actinomycetoma can metastasize may not be as well appreciated. The association between nocardiosis and glomerulonephritis should be better clarified.