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Nocardia brain abscess: severe CNS infection that needs aggressive management; case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18773137     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Nocardia brain abscess is a rare central nervous system (CNS) infection that carries a high mortality rate reaching 34% which is considered the highest amongst brain abscesses caused by microorganisms. All available literature is in the form of retrospective studies and small case series. In this case report the authors present a patient whose course of disease was stormy and required multiple neurosurgical procedures. The clinical outcome, long-term follow up and a review of the literature is discussed.
Amr Zakaria; Sherif Elwatidy; Essam Elgamal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-09-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta neurochirurgica     Volume:  150     ISSN:  0942-0940     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Neurochir (Wien)     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-23     Completed Date:  2009-01-16     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0151000     Medline TA:  Acta Neurochir (Wien)     Country:  Austria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1097-101; discussion 1101     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Neurosurgery, King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Brain / microbiology*,  pathology,  radiography
Brain Abscess / microbiology*,  pathology,  radiography
Brain Edema / microbiology*,  pathology,  radiography
Disease Progression
Drug Therapy, Combination
Hepatitis, Autoimmune / drug therapy
Immunocompromised Host
Immunosuppression / adverse effects
Intracranial Hypertension / etiology,  physiopathology,  surgery
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Nocardia Infections / complications*,  pathology,  radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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