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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 1 2017|
- Brain abscesses
- Disseminated nocardiosis
- Pleural empyema
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine