J Korean Neurosurg Soc.  2011 Oct;50(4):396-398. 10.3340/jkns.2011.50.4.396.

Nocardia Brain Abscess in a Liver Transplant Recipient

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  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea. hsk4428@yahoo.com
  • 2Department of Radiology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3Department of Neurosurgery, Kangwon National University Hospital, School of Medicine, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon, Korea.

Abstract

Nocardia brain abscess is rare. We report on a unique case of N. farcinica brain abscess in a liver transplant recipient, following Aspergillus fumigatus pneumonia. A 43-year-old liver transplant recipient presented with altered mentality at 2 months after A. fumigates pneumonia. He was successfully treated with surgical removal and antibiotic therapy with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole and ceftriaxone.

Keyword

Brain abscess; Liver transplant; Nocardia

MeSH Terms

Adult
Aspergillus fumigatus
Brain
Brain Abscess
Ceftriaxone
Humans
Liver
Nocardia
Pneumonia
Transplants
Trimethoprim, Sulfamethoxazole Drug Combination
Ceftriaxone
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