Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology

MICROBIOLOGY SECTION - CASE REPORT
Year
: 2008  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 151--153

Nocardia brain abscess in a diabetic patient


Prithwiraj Chakrabarti, Sitansu Sekhar Nandi, Subhash Kumar Todi 
 Department of Microbiology, Advanced Medicare Research Institute (AMRI) Hospitals, Kolkata, India

Correspondence Address:
Prithwiraj Chakrabarti
Department of Microbiology, Advanced Medicare Research Institute (AMRI) Hospitals, P-4 and 5, CIT Scheme, Block-A, Gariahat Road, Kolkata - 700 029
India

Brain abscess due to disseminated nocardia infection is an acute medical emergency among immunocompromised patients. We report a case of rapidly progressive nocardia brain abscess in an apparently healthy diabetic individual. The close similarity of the radiological features with those of malignancy and tuberculosis may delay the diagnosis of central nervous system (CNS) nocardiosis. A high index of suspicion and early intervention like stereotactic brain biopsy remain the cornerstone to increase the chance of positive clinical outcome.


How to cite this article:
Chakrabarti P, Nandi SS, Todi SK. Nocardia brain abscess in a diabetic patient.Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2008;51:151-153


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Chakrabarti P, Nandi SS, Todi SK. Nocardia brain abscess in a diabetic patient. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2008 [cited 2022 Jul 2 ];51:151-153
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