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J Clin Microbiol. 2009 May;47(5):1602-4. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01932-08. Epub 2009 Mar 18.

Brain abscess caused by Tsukamurella tyrosinosolvens in an immunocompetent patient.

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Department of Internal Medicine, Far-East Memorial Hospital, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan.

Abstract

We describe a previously healthy patient with chronic otitis media complicated with cerebellar abscess caused by Tsukamurella tyrosinosolvens. The organism was identified based on conventional biochemical identification methods, PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis of the hsp65 gene, and 16S rRNA gene sequencing. The patient was treated successfully with debridements and prolonged antibiotic therapy.

PMID:
19297591
PMCID:
PMC2681870
DOI:
10.1128/JCM.01932-08
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