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ISOLATION OF NOCARDIA CYRIACIGEORGICA FROM BRAIN ABSCESS (CASE REPORT)

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 Start Page 107 | End Page 111

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 Background: Nocardia are filamentous, aerobic, gram positive and partially acid fast bacteria that lives inenvironmental sources such as: water, soil and dust. This bacteria are cause of respiratory, neurogical and cutaneousinfection in both of immunocompromised and immuocompetent patients. Methods: A 20-year-old man with no history of a certain disease symptoms such as headache, weakness, drowsiness and urinary incontinence was referred to Al-Zahra hospital. Bacteria were isolated from the patient'sbrain abscess based on microscopic examination, culture, biochemical characteristics and molecular were identifiedas NOCARDIA CYRIACIGEORGICA. And according to result of antibiogram, this patient was treated by prescription ofcotrimoxazol, amikacin and linezolid. Conclusion: Nocardial BRAIN ABSCESS can be seen in both of immunocompromised and immuocompetentpatients that if was not diagnosed and appropriate treatment was not prescribed could associate with highmortality.

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