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Brevibacterium casei as a cause of brain abscess in an immunocompetent patient

Publication Type : Journal Article

Thematic Areas : Medical Sciences

Publisher : Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Source : Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Vol. 49, No. 12, 2011

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Keywords : 16S, abscess drainage, acid fast bacterium, Actinomycetales, Actinomycetales Infections, adult, amikacin, amoxicillin, ampicillin, Anti-Bacterial Agents, antibiotic sensitivity, article, Bacterial, bacterium identification, bacterium isolation, Brain, brain abscess, brain edema, Brevibacterium, Brevibacterium casei, case report, cefotaxime, ceftriaxone, chloramphenicol, ciprofloxacin, clinical examination, craniotomy, daptomycin, debridement, dexamethasone, diagnostic error, DNA, doxycycline, ethambutol, focal epilepsy, gentamicin, genus, Gram staining, headache, histopathology, hospitalization, human, Humans, imipenem, immunocompetence, intracranial tuberculoma, isoniazid, linezolid, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, male, mannitol, meropenem, minimum inhibitory concentration, Molecular Sequence Data, nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, nucleotide sequence, paresthesia, penicillin G, priority journal, pyrazinamide, Ribosomal, rifampicin, RNA, RNA 16S, sequence analysis, treatment outcome, unconsciousness, vancomycin, vomiting

Campus : Kochi

School : School of Medicine

Department : Microbiology

Year : 2011

Abstract : Coryneform bacteria belonging to the genus Brevibacterium have emerged as opportunistic pathogens. Of the nine known species of Brevibacterium isolated from human clinical samples, Brevibacterium casei is the most frequently reported species from clinical specimens. We report the first case of B. casei brain abscess in an immunocompetent patient successfully treated by surgery and antimicrobial therapy. Copyright © 2011, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.

Cite this Research Publication : V. Anil Kumar, Deepthi Augustine, Dilip Panikar, Aswathy Nandakumar, Kavitha R. Dinesh, Shamsul Karim, Rosamma "Brevibacterium casei as a Cause of Brain Abscess in an Immunocompetent Patient",

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