Subcutaneous Nocardia asteroides abscess in a bone marrow transplant recipient.


We describe a case of cutaneous Nocardia asteroides infection in a 13-year-old Venezuelan boy with aplastic anemia, following allogeneic BMT. He was receiving immunosuppressive therapy with corticosteroids for GVHD and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (TMP/SMX) for prophylaxis against Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP). He was not neutropenic and gave no… (More)