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Nocardia farcinica Brain Abscess Mimicking Progression of Malignancy in a Patient With Posterior Fossa Glioma

Jarrin Tejada, Claudia D. MD

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice: November 2019 - Volume 27 - Issue 6 - p e20–e21
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0000000000000785
Case Report

A patient presented with visual changes raising suspicion of progression of underlying brain cancer requiring craniotomy. Final results showed Nocardia farcinica brain infection instead. Nocardiosis should be considered in patients receiving corticosteroids as management can be lifesaving.

From the Division of Infectious Diseases, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.

Correspondence to: Claudia D. Jarrin Tejada, MD, Division of Infectious Diseases, Wayne State University, 3990 John R, Detroit, MI 48201. E-mail:

The author has no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.

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