Nocardia asteroides cerebral abscess in immunocompetent hosts: report of three cases and review of surgical recommendations.

@article{Fleetwood2000NocardiaAC,
  title={Nocardia asteroides cerebral abscess in immunocompetent hosts: report of three cases and review of surgical recommendations.},
  author={Ian G Fleetwood and John M. Embil and Ian B. Ross},
  journal={Surgical neurology},
  year={2000},
  volume={53 6},
  pages={605-10}
}
BACKGROUND Nocardia asteroides cerebral abscesses are rare intracranial lesions. They account for only 2% of brain abscesses. Existing literature takes the form of anecdotal reports, small case series, and retrospective studies. An optimal treatment approach has not been established. However, there is evidence that the size of the lesion and clinical and immune status of the patient are relevant to surgical decision making. METHODS Three recent cases are presented and the existing literature… CONTINUE READING

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