Case 108. Nocardiosis of brain (54 y-o F)
         
   
Biopsy from a cavity-forming cerebral lesion in a kidney allograft recepient
   
         
   
Key words : Nocardia asteroides, brain abscess, renal transplantation
   
         
   
opportunistic infection
   
     
 
     
The abscess lesion is formed adjacent to the cerebral cortex (HE). Pathogens are not discernible in the H&E preparation.   Filamentous lamifying rods are demonstrated in the abscess cavity (Grocott). Nocardia asteroides is an opportunistic pathogen.