Successful Intra-peritoneal Antibiotic Therapy for Primary Abdominal Nocardiosis in an Immunocompetent Young Female Masquerading as Carcinoma Ovary

Patil, RN and Bafna, UD and Pallavi, VR and Rathod, PS (2012) Successful Intra-peritoneal Antibiotic Therapy for Primary Abdominal Nocardiosis in an Immunocompetent Young Female Masquerading as Carcinoma Ovary. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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Nocardiosis is a common opportunistic infection in the immunocompromised and in patients with chronic debilitating diseases,e.g continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients. Primary abdominal nocardiosis is rare and is indeed a very rare infection in immunocompetent persons. Only two cases have been reported in immunocompetent patients so far and this may be third case to the best of our knowledge and first in India. About 11 cases have been reported in CAPD patients and AIDS patients.We report a case of Nocardiosis in an immunocompetent young female who presented with an abdomino-pelvic mass masquerading as carcinoma ovary.After initial resistance to various antibiotics, she responded to intraperitoneal and oral linezolid and oral ciprofloxacin.

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:Nocardiosis; CAPD patients, Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX); Amikacin; Intraperitoneal.
Subjects:JOURNALS > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
ID Code:8861
Deposited By: Kakkilaya Bevinje, Dr. Srinivas
Deposited On:04 May 2013 23:04
Last Modified:04 May 2013 23:04

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