Nocardial brain abscesses in a HIV positive patient misinterpreted as tubercular brain abscesses.

Chiranjoy Mukhopadhyay, Ravi Narayan Sahu, Archana Ayyagari

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We present a case of nocardial (Nocarda transvalensis) brain abscesses in a HIV infected person with CD4 count of 53 cells/ml, who received antitubercular therapy for one year. A magnetic resonance imaging study showed multiple ring-enhancing lesions in right parieto-occipital parenchymal region along with perilesional edema and mass effect. Right posterior temporal burr hole aspiration of the abscesses and postoperative cotrimoxazole and ampicillin-sulbactum therapy cured the patient. It is a case of HIV infection with rare and sole manifestation of multiple cerebral abscesses due to N. transvalensis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-76
Number of pages3
JournalNepal Medical College journal : NMCJ
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2005


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  • Medicine(all)

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