Brain abscess due to Nocardia otitidiscaviarum: report of a case and review.


Journal Article (Review)

We present a case of brain abscess caused by Nocardia otitidiscaviarum in an immunocompromized 44-y-old male. Only 7 other cases of N. otitidiscaviarum brain abscess or involvement were found in the literature. The mortality was 75% despite treatment among cases reviewed. There is a lack of therapeutic guidelines regarding brain abscesses due to Nocardia.

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Cited Authors

  • Hemmersbach-Miller, M; Martel, AC; Benítez, AB; Sosa, AO

Published Date

  • January 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 381 - 384

PubMed ID

  • 15287385

Pubmed Central ID

  • 15287385

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1651-1980

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0036-5548

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/00365540410020398


  • eng