Brain abscesses caused by Nocardia are rare, but it is very important to detect and treat them early because the associated mortality is 3 times higher than that associated with other bacterial brain abscesses. This infection is prevalent among adults on long-term immunosuppressive therapy; we report the case of a male kidney transplant recipient aged 12.7 years who developed early multiple Nocardia -induced brain abscesses that were successfully treated with linezolid, a novel antibiotic therapy.
|Titolo:||Successful medical treatment of multiple brain abscesses due to Nocardia farcinica in a paediatric renal transplant recipient|
|Autori interni:||SANTAMBROGIO, LUIGI (Penultimo)|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/21 - Chirurgia Toracica|
Settore MED/18 - Chirurgia Generale
|Data di pubblicazione:||2005|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/s00467-005-1978-6|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|