Fatal disseminated Nocardia farcinica infection in a renal transplant recipient

S. Rinaldi, P. D'Argenio, E. Fiscarelli, C. Farina, G. Rizzoni

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Abstract

Six years after a renal cadaver transplant, a 20-year-old girl developed multiple painful cutaneous abscesses and bilateral pneumonia secondary to Nocardia farcinica infection. Despite broad in vitro sensitivity to several antibiotic agents and aggressive medical treatment, the patient failed to respond and died after 10 weeks of therapy. We conclude that Nocardia farcinica is a very aggressive organism in immunocompromised patients and is often resistant to antimicrobial agents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-113
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Nephrology
Volume14
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2000

Keywords

  • Nocardia farcinica
  • Renal transplant recipient
  • Resistance to therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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