Primary Cerebral Nocardiosis in a Renal Transplant Recipient: A Case Report
Dr. Ragini Tilak
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology
Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University
Phone: +91 - 9415812317
Nocardial brain abscess is a rare central nervous system infection. A 50 year old renal transplant recipient developed a nocardial cerebral abscess. It manifested clinically with pyrexia of unknown origin, recurrent episodes of convulsions and a right sided hemiparesis. The purulent material was drained and sent to the Microbiology Laboratory for culture and sensitivity studies. Direct microscopy and culture confirmed the diagnosis of nocardial infection.