A case of isolated Nocardia asteroides brain abscess in a kidney transplant recipient


OZTURK S., Tufan F. , ALISIR S., GORCIN S., GUVEN D., CAGATAY A. Ş. , et al.

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, cilt.38, ss.3121-3124, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

Özet

Because of the immunosuppressive drugs used after organ transplantation, there is an increased rate of certain infections and malignancies. Nocardia brain abscess is a rare condition, seen most commonly among immunocompromised patients. It may be confused with intracranial tumors and requires long-term combined antibiotic therapy after drainage.