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Nocardial tubo-ovarian abscess in a pregnant woman: a rare case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16866802     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Nocardiosis is a rare disease associated with significant morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised patients. We report on a 32-year-old pregnant woman with nocardiosis, which may be the third reported case in which no risk factor for the infection (other than the pregnancy itself) could be found. Pregnancy was complicated by the formation of a tubo-ovarian nocardia abscess, resulting in abortion. Lapartomy with trimethopprim-sulfamethoxazole led to complete cure of the patient at the end of the fifth month. This case emphasizes the difficulty in the diagnosis and treatment of a nocardial infection during pregnancy.
Kumral Kepkep; Yildiz Ayhan Tunçay; Rafet Yigitbasi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0004-8666     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2006 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-07-26     Completed Date:  2006-11-28     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0001027     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  363-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Clinic of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Health Ministry Goztepe Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Spontaneous
Abscess / diagnosis*,  therapy
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Diagnosis, Differential
Fallopian Tube Diseases / diagnosis*,  therapy
Nocardia Infections / diagnosis*,  therapy
Nocardia asteroides
Ovarian Diseases / diagnosis*,  therapy
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / diagnosis*,  therapy
Prenatal Diagnosis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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