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Nocardia in psoas abscess: Arare presentation

Maninder Kaur, Aruna Aggarwal

Keywords : Immunocompetent, Nocardia, Psoas abscess

Citation Information : Kaur M, Aggarwal A. Nocardia in psoas abscess: Arare presentation. J Gastrointest Infect 2013; 3 (1):69-71.

DOI: 10.5005/jogi-3-1-69

License: CC BY-SA 4.0

Published Online: 01-10-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; The Author(s).


We report a case of primary psoas abscess caused by Nocardia in an immunocompetent patient who presented with low back ache with pain radiating to both legs. A suspicion of nocardiosis was made based on Gram's staining and modified acid fast stain ofmaterial obtained by ultrasound guided aspiration. The patient showed remarkable recovery after treatment with co-trimoxazole. Quick identification by simple Gram's staining and modified acid fast staining helped in timely diagnosis and treatment of the patient.

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