Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
versão impressa ISSN 0037-8682
BARATA, Cristina Hueb; OLIVEIRA, Darci Alvarenga Gomes; COLOMBO, Arnaldo Lopes e PEREIRA, Carlos Alberto Pires. Brain abscess by Nocardia sp in immunocompromised patient. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2000, vol.33, n.6, pp. 609-612. ISSN 0037-8682. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86822000000600015.
Pacient with autoimmune haemolytic anaemia and thrombocytopenic purpura (Evans Syndrome), treated with immunosuppressive therapy (prednisone and azathioprine) developed brain abscess unresponsive to antimicrobial therapy, in spite of its 23 days duration. Diagnosis could be possible after recover secretion of peribulbar abscess and maintenance of this material over seven days in incubation.
Palavras-chave : Opportunistic disease; Nocardiosis; Nocardia sp.