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Endogenous Nocardia asteroides subretinal abscess diagnosed by transvitreal fine-needle aspiration biopsy.
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PMID:  2672209     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors report a case of an endogenous Nocardia asteroides subretinal abscess in an immunosuppressed cardiac transplant recipient. On clinical grounds, the metastatic subretinal abscess was initially thought to be a fungal, atypical bacterial, or viral lesion. Transvitreal fine-needle aspiration biopsy of the lesion yielded a sufficient specimen for immediate preliminary identification of the microorganism and permitted prompt initiation of an appropriate antibiotic regimen. The definitive diagnosis was based on culture of the organism from the needle aspirate.
R J Gregor; C A Chong; J J Augsburger; R C Eagle; K M Carlson; M Jessup; S Wong; R Naids
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Retina (Philadelphia, Pa.)     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0275-004X     ISO Abbreviation:  Retina (Philadelphia, Pa.)     Publication Date:  1989  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-09-27     Completed Date:  1989-09-27     Revised Date:  2006-12-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309919     Medline TA:  Retina     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  118-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Oncology Unit, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 19107.
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  pathology
Biopsy, Needle
Heart Transplantation
Middle Aged
Nocardia Infections / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  pathology
Nocardia asteroides
Retinal Diseases / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  pathology
Sulfamethoxazole / therapeutic use
Trimethoprim / therapeutic use
Visual Acuity
Reg. No./Substance:
723-46-6/Sulfamethoxazole; 738-70-5/Trimethoprim

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