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.
- Antibiotic therapy
- Brain abscesses
- Paediatric kidney transplantation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health