An unusual cause of mastoiditis that evolved into multiple ring-enhancing intracerebral lesions in a person with HIV infection

Sabina Casula, Jose G Castro, Luis Espinoza

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)402-404
Number of pages3
JournalAIDS Reader
Volume17
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2007

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Mastoiditis
HIV Infections
Nocardia asteroides
Nocardia Infections
Intracranial Sinus Thrombosis
Temporal Bone
Sulfonamides
Otitis Media
Sigmoid Colon
Abscess
Mortality
Infection

Keywords

  • HIV/AIDS
  • Intracerebral infection
  • Mastoiditis
  • Nocardia infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Virology
  • Medicine(all)

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An unusual cause of mastoiditis that evolved into multiple ring-enhancing intracerebral lesions in a person with HIV infection. / Casula, Sabina; Castro, Jose G; Espinoza, Luis.

In: AIDS Reader, Vol. 17, No. 8, 01.08.2007, p. 402-404.

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