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Article: Primary nocardial meningitis in systemic lupus erythematosus

TitlePrimary nocardial meningitis in systemic lupus erythematosus
Authors
KeywordsImmunocompromised hosts
Nocardia
Nocardiosis
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
ISSN
2000 Impact Factor: 3.949
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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.subjectImmunocompromised hosts-
dc.subjectNocardia-
dc.subjectNocardiosis-
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-
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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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