Nocardia spp. meningoencephalitis: A case report and literature review Academic Article


  • © 2014 ACIN. Published by Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.Nocardiosis is a rare opportunistic disease that affects mainly patients with deficient cell-mediated immunity, such as those with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) or transplant recipients. The central nervous system presentation is as cerebral abscesses and less frequently, as primary meningitis. Here, a case of primary nocardia meningitis is described in a patient without a predisposing condition, along with a literature review.

publication date

  • 2014/1/1


  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
  • Brain Abscess
  • Cellular Immunity
  • Central Nervous System
  • Meningitis
  • Meningoencephalitis
  • Nocardia
  • Nocardia Infections
  • Rare Diseases
  • Transplant Recipients

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0123-9392

number of pages

  • 7

start page

  • 109

end page

  • 115