Disseminated nocardiosis complicated by multiple brain abscesses and pleural empyema in a young diabetic man: A case report

M. C. Mengoli, C. Lazzaretti, G. Rossi, F. Lococo

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Abstract

Nocardiosis is a life-threatening infection usually affecting immunocompromised patients. Very rarely it presented with intracranial abscesses and pleuro-parenchymal infections. We herein report a very challenging case of a 34-year-old obese and diabetic man affected by disseminated nocardiosis with multiple brain abscesses and pleural empyema. Despite rare, this entity should be taken into account by the pathologists and urgently communicated to clinicians in order to promptly start an effective treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140-142
Number of pages3
JournalPathologica
Volume109
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2017

Keywords

  • Brain abscesses
  • Disseminated nocardiosis
  • Nocardiosis
  • Pleural empyema

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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