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.