|Year : 2002 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 90--2
Primary cutaneous nocardiosis with epidural abscess caused by Nocardia brasiliensis : a case report.
V Lakshmi, C Sundaram, AK Meena, JM Murthy
Department of Microbiology, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, 500082, India., India
Dissemination of primary cutaneous nocardiosis is a rare event. An interesting case of a 20 year old female labourer with progressive weakness in both the lower limbs and large multiple subcutaneous abscesses over the back, since 4 years, is presented. MRI showed an epidural abscess compressing the cord. Histopathology of skin lesions suggested a chronic suppurative lesion. Microbiological tests on the aspirate from the skin lesion identified the causative organism as Nocardia brasiliensis.
Department of Microbiology, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, 500082, India.
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