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Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo

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CORTI, Marcelo et al. Disseminated nocardiosis with psoas abscess in a patient with AIDS: first reported case. Rev. Inst. Med. trop. S. Paulo [online]. 2008, vol.50, n.2, pp.131-133. ISSN 1678-9946.

Psoas muscle abscess is an uncommon infection that have been diagnosed increasingly in the last years. We present a case of a patient with advanced human immunodeficiency virus infection who developed a disseminated infection due to Nocardia asteroides sensu stricto type VI with psoas abscess. To our knowledge no other cases of Nocardia psoas abscess in the setting of HIV infection have been reported in the literature.

Keywords : Nocardia asteroides; Psoas abscess; HIV; AIDS.

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