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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 279--281

Subcutaneous nocardial abscess in a post-renal transplant patient

KR Devi1, LR Singh2, NT Devi3, NS Singh4 
1 Department of Microbiology, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Lamphel, Imphal - 795 004, Manipur, India
2 Department of Pathology, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Lamphel, Imphal - 795 004, Manipur, India
3 Department of Medicine, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Lamphel, Imphal - 795 004, Manipur, India
4 Department of Nephrology, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Lamphel, Imphal - 795 004, Manipur, India

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K R Devi
Department of Microbiology, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Lamphel, Imphal - 795 004, Manipur
India

A case of nocardiosis in a post-renal transplant patient is being reported for the first time from Eastern India. The patient had multiple abscesses on the right thigh and chest. Direct examination of the aspirated pus by Gram stain and modified Ziehl Neelsen stain revealed gram-positive beaded, partially acid-fast, branching filaments. Culture of the pus yielded Nocardia asteroides . The patient responded to surgical drainage and sulphamethoxazole therapy.

How to cite this article:
Devi K R, Singh L R, Devi N T, Singh N S. Subcutaneous nocardial abscess in a post-renal transplant patient.Indian J Med Microbiol 2007;25:279-281

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Devi K R, Singh L R, Devi N T, Singh N S. Subcutaneous nocardial abscess in a post-renal transplant patient. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 2007 [cited 2019 Oct 16 ];25:279-281
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