TITLE

Brain and lung lesions in an immunocompromised man

AUTHOR(S)
Leis, Jerome A.; Bunce, Paul E.; Lee, Todd C.; Gold, Wayne L.
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/22/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 5, p573
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
The article presents a case study of a 62-year-old man with a one week history of fever and confusion. The patient was diagnosed with nocardiosis after skin and brain biopsies, which revealed filamentous gram-positive bacilli, consistent with nocardiosis. It says that the mental status of the patient gradually improved and his skin lesion disappeared after the administration of combined therapy with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole and meropenem, with substantial resolution of brain lesions.
ACCESSION #
60155214

 

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