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Nocardia paucivorans brain abscess. Clinical and microbiological characteristics

Luis Aliaga, Georgette Fatoul, Emilio Guirao-arrabal, Alejandro Peña, Javier Rodríguez-granger, Fernando Cobo

Publication date: 2018

Source: IDCases, Volume 13

Author(s): Luis Aliaga, Georgette Fatoul, Emilio Guirao-Arrabal, Alejandro Peña, Javier Rodríguez-Granger, Fernando Cobo


Nocardia paucivorans brain abscesses are unusual in humans. Sixteen cases of this infection have been reported in the world medical literature. There is precise clinical information available from nine patients. All of these patients recovered or were cured from their brain disease with long-term antimicrobial treatment. Surgical drainage was performed in four patients.

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