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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Nepal Medical College journal : NMCJ|
|Publication status||Published - 01-01-2005|
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