Successful medical treatment of multiple brain abscesses due to Nocardia farcinica in a paediatric renal transplant recipient

Sara Maria Viganò, Alberto Edefonti, Mariano Ferraresso, Maria Luisa Ranzi, Paolo Grossi, Andrea Righini, Roberto Rusconi, Luigi Santambrogio, Luciana Ghio

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Abstract

Brain abscesses caused by Nocardia are rare, but it is very important to detect and treat them early because the associated mortality is 3 times higher than that associated with other bacterial brain abscesses. This infection is prevalent among adults on long-term immunosuppressive therapy; we report the case of a male kidney transplant recipient aged 12.7 years who developed early multiple Nocardia -induced brain abscesses that were successfully treated with linezolid, a novel antibiotic therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1186-1188
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Nephrology
Volume20
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2005

Keywords

  • Antibiotic therapy
  • Brain abscesses
  • Linezolid
  • Nocardia
  • Paediatric kidney transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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