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.
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V. Aa Kumar, Augustine, Db, Panikar, Dc, Nandakumar, Aa, Dinesh, K. Ra, Karim, Sa, and Philip, Rb, “Brevibacterium casei as a cause of brain abscess in an immunocompetent patient”, Journal of Clinical Microbiology, vol. 49, pp. 4374-4376, 2011.