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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 27-29

Nocardia causing chronic suppurative otitis media and cortical venous thrombosis


1 Department of Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Kiran Chawla
Department of Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-1282.134461

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Nocardia is known to cause myriad of infections like pulmonary, cutaneous or disseminated in immunocompromised persons. We report a rare case of Nocardia asteroides complex causing chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) in a patient with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), and then leading to cortical venous thrombosis. The patient was treated successfully and discharged till follow-up.


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