Disseminated Nocardia asteroides infection presenting as an atraumatic leg fracture in a liver transplant recipient
del Pozo JL [SP], Herrero JI, Manubens A, Garcia-Quetglas E, Yuste JR [SP], Alfonso M [SP], Leiva J [SP], Quiroga J [SP], Azanza JR [SP].
Infectious Diseases Division, University Hospital of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain.
Magazine: Liver Transplantation
Date: Feb 1, 2008Clinical Microbiology [SP] Hepatology Infectious Diseases [SP] Clinical Pharmacology [SP]
We describe a case of disseminated Nocardia asteroides complex infection in a liver transplant recipient (LTR) presenting as a tibial-peroneal atraumatic fracture.
LTRs are at an increased risk for infection with atypical microorganisms.
CITATION Liver Transpl. 2008 Feb;14(2):257-8
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