A case of bilateral nocardia francinia adrenal abscesses in an intravenous drug-using splenectomized patient with tricuspid endocarditis

Lesley E. Jackson, Mahmoud Shorman

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Abstract

Adrenal abscesses due to disseminated nocardiosis are exceedingly rare in clinical practice, and to date only 8 cases have been reported in the literature, most of which were confined to a single adrenal gland. These infections often occur in patients with underlying immune deficiency. We report a rare case of bilateral nocardial adrenal abscesses in an intravenous drug-using splenectomized patient that presumably originated from direct inoculation using intravenous opana, as his admission chest radiograph was normal.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Article numberofy141
JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
Volume5
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

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Nocardia
Endocarditis
Abscess
Oxymorphone
Nocardia Infections
Adrenal Glands
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Thorax
Infection

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Clinical Neurology

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