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Article: Primary nocardial meningitis in systemic lupus erythematosus

TitlePrimary nocardial meningitis in systemic lupus erythematosus
Authors
Issue Date1995
PublisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://rheumatology.oxfordjournals.org/
Citation
British Journal Of Rheumatology, 1995, v. 34 n. 2, p. 178-181 How to Cite?
AbstractNocardia is an important but often overlooked opportunistic infection agent in immunocompromised hosts. Nocardiosis is primarily pulmonary; central nervous system involvement, usually in the form of brain abscess, is less common. Primary nocardial meningitis without associated brain abscess and pulmonary lesion is extremely rare and poses a formidable diagnostic challenge. We report on a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus who presented with a clinical picture of chronic meningitis which failed to respond to empirical antibiotic treatment. She deterioriated and succumbed. Post-mortem examination showed nocardial meningitis without associated brain abscesses. Nocardial meningitis should be considered a differential diagnosis of subacute meningitis in immunocompromised hosts.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/162075
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dc.contributor.authorMok, CCen_US
dc.contributor.authorLau, CSen_US
dc.contributor.authorPoon, SPen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-05T05:17:05Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-05T05:17:05Z-
dc.date.issued1995en_US
dc.identifier.citationBritish Journal Of Rheumatology, 1995, v. 34 n. 2, p. 178-181en_US
dc.identifier.issn0263-7103en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/162075-
dc.description.abstractNocardia is an important but often overlooked opportunistic infection agent in immunocompromised hosts. Nocardiosis is primarily pulmonary; central nervous system involvement, usually in the form of brain abscess, is less common. Primary nocardial meningitis without associated brain abscess and pulmonary lesion is extremely rare and poses a formidable diagnostic challenge. We report on a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus who presented with a clinical picture of chronic meningitis which failed to respond to empirical antibiotic treatment. She deterioriated and succumbed. Post-mortem examination showed nocardial meningitis without associated brain abscesses. Nocardial meningitis should be considered a differential diagnosis of subacute meningitis in immunocompromised hosts.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://rheumatology.oxfordjournals.org/en_US
dc.relation.ispartofBritish Journal of Rheumatologyen_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshDiagnosis, Differentialen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshImmunocompromised Hosten_US
dc.subject.meshLupus Erythematosus, Systemic - Complicationsen_US
dc.subject.meshMeningitis, Bacterial - Complications - Diagnosisen_US
dc.subject.meshNocardia Infections - Complications - Diagnosisen_US
dc.titlePrimary nocardial meningitis in systemic lupus erythematosusen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailLau, CS:cslau@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityLau, CS=rp01348en_US
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dc.identifier.pmid7704468-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-0028919799en_US
dc.identifier.volume34en_US
dc.identifier.issue2en_US
dc.identifier.spage178en_US
dc.identifier.epage181en_US
dc.identifier.isiWOS:A1995QN99700019-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridMok, CC=34668219600en_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridLau, CS=14035682100en_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridPoon, SP=7102884225en_US

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