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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2021, 9(5), 295-297
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-9-5-9
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Intracranial Nocardiosis a Rare Condition: A Case Report

Neeraj Salhotra1, , Mahmood Al Hattali1, Livingston C.1, Nawal Al Kindy2, Amal Al Jabri2, Jospaul Lukas3, Kauther Al Zakwani1 and Yasir Ahmad Fouad Al-jubouri1

1Department of Neurosurgery, Khoula Hospital, Muscat, Oman

2Department of Microbiology, Khoula Hospital, Muscat, Oman

3Department of Neuroradiology, Khoula Hospital, Muscat, Oman

Pub. Date: March 05, 2021

Cite this paper:
Neeraj Salhotra, Mahmood Al Hattali, Livingston C., Nawal Al Kindy, Amal Al Jabri, Jospaul Lukas, Kauther Al Zakwani and Yasir Ahmad Fouad Al-jubouri. Intracranial Nocardiosis a Rare Condition: A Case Report. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2021; 9(5):295-297. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-9-5-9


Cerebral Nocardiosis is a rare, challenging, opportunistic infectious disease of the central nervous system occurring in both immunocompetent and immunocompromised hosts. It often results in intraparenchymal abscess formation, which represents only 2% of all cerebral abscesses. The diagnosis of cerebral Nocardiosis is seldom based on imaging. Bacteriological diagnosis is often reached only after surgical excision of the abscess. We herewith reports 37 yr old patient with cerebellar abscess which grew nocardia.

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