Disseminated nocardiosis with psoas abscess in a patient with AIDS: first reported case

Authors

  • Marcelo Corti F.J. Muñiz Infectious Diseases Hospital; Division of HIV/AIDS Disease
  • Rubén Solari F.J. Muñiz Infectious Diseases Hospital; Division of HIV/AIDS Disease
  • Luis De Carolis F.J. Muñiz Infectious Diseases Hospital; Division of HIV/AIDS Disease
  • Diana Cangelos F.J. Muñiz Infectious Diseases Hospital; Division of HIV/AIDS Disease
  • Mario Bianchi F.J. Muñiz Infectious Diseases Hospital; Micology Unit
  • Ricardo Negroni F.J. Muñiz Infectious Diseases Hospital; Micology Unit

Keywords:

Nocardia asteroides, Psoas abscess, HIV, AIDS

Abstract

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.

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Published

2008-04-01

How to Cite

Corti, M., Solari, R., Carolis, L. D., Cangelos, D., Bianchi, M., & Negroni, R. (2008). Disseminated nocardiosis with psoas abscess in a patient with AIDS: first reported case . Revista Do Instituto De Medicina Tropical De São Paulo, 50(2), 131-133. Retrieved from http://www.revistas.usp.br/rimtsp/article/view/31167

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Case Reports