Ann Lab Med.  2017 Sep;37(5):459-461. 10.3343/alm.2017.37.5.459.

Multiple Brain Abscesses Caused by Nocardia asiatica in a Patient With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: The First Case Report and Literature Review

  • 1Department of Laboratory Medicine, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Korea.
  • 2Department of Infectious Disease, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Korea.


No abstract available.

MeSH Terms

Brain Abscess*
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic*


  • Fig. 1 Brain infection from Nocardia asiatica. (A) Brain magnetic resonance images; multiple peripheral enhancing lesions with diffusion restriction in bilateral cerebral and cerebellar hemispheres, suggestive of abscess, (B) microscopic morphology of filamentous, branching, gram-positive bacilli in abscess aspirates, (C) colony morphology on a blood agar plate, (D) Gram stain of a cultured colony and (E) modified acid fast bacilli stain of a cultured colony.


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