Acute mastoiditis, an infectious inflammatory process in the temporal bone, is an uncommon complication of otitis media. Here we describe a fatal case of mastoiditis complicated by thrombosis of the sigmoid sinus and intracerebral abscess caused by an unusual pathogen (Nocardia asteroides) in a person with HIV infection. Sulfonamides have remained the first-line agents for the management of Nocardia infections, but mortality remains high in patients with intracerebral infection.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Aug 1 2007|
- Intracerebral infection
- Nocardia infection
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