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Nocardia cyriacigeorgica abscess of the conus medullaris in an immunocompetent host.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Clinical Neuroscience
0967-5868
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
17
Issue
9
Pages
1194–1195
Identifiers
PMID: 20700949
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Conus medullaris abscesses are a distinct and rare subset of spinal intramedullary infections. We report a patient with a pyogenic abscess of the conus from which we cultured Nocardia cyriacigeorgica following operative evacuation. This is the first report identifying this species as a pathogen in conus abscess formation.

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