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A cluster of nocardial brain abscesses

Kennedy, Karina; Chung, Carlos; Bowden, Francis; Mews, Peter J; Pik, Justin; Fuller, John W; Chandran, Nadana


Background: Nocardia species are aerobic Gram-positive bacteria that are ubiquitous in the environment. Infection usually occurs through inhalation or direct cutaneous inoculation of the organism. It has been reported that infection is more common in warm, dry climates. Cerebral nocardiosis is an uncommon clinical entity, representing only 2% of all cerebral abscesses. It is an illness associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Case Descriptions: We report 4 cases of nocardial brain...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Surgical Neurology (World Neurosurgery)
DOI: 10.1016/j.surneu.2006.08.067


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