J Korean Neurosurg Soc.  2011 May;49(5):305-307. 10.3340/jkns.2011.49.5.305.

Concurrent Nocardia Related Brain Abscess and Semi-Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis in an Immunocompetent Patient

Affiliations
  • 1Division of Infectious Diseases, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. krpeck@skku.edu
  • 2Department of Neurosurgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

We describe here the first case of a concurrent brain abscess caused by Norcardia spp. and semi-invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in an immunocompetent patient. After one year of appropriate antimicrobial therapy and surgical drainage of the brain abscess, the nocardia brain abscess and pulmonary aspergillosis have resolved.

Keyword

Brain nocardiosis; Semi-invasive pulmonary aspergillosis; Immunocompetent

MeSH Terms

Brain
Brain Abscess
Drainage
Humans
Nocardia
Pulmonary Aspergillosis
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