Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 1207--1210

Lymphocutaneous nocardiosis in a kidney transplant patient successfully treated with tigecycline


Eleni Mylona1, Vasilios Papastamopoulos1, Myrto Giannopoulou2, Efstathia Perivolioti3, Zoi Psaroudaki3, Athanasios Skoutelis1 
1 5th Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Evangelismos Hospital, Athens, Greece
2 Department of Nephrology, Evangelismos Hospital, Athens, Greece
3 Department of Microbiology, Evangelismos Hospital, Athens, Greece

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Eleni Mylona
5th Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Evangelismos Hospital, Athens
Greece

Cutaneous nocardiosis is an infrequent infection which has been increasingly reported in immunocompromised patients. Although trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole is considered to be the agent of choice for treatment of nocardiosis, newer antimicrobials such as tigecycline have been proven to be effective in vitro, as well. We report the first case of primary cutaneous nocardiosis in a renal transplant recipient having corresponded well to treatment with tigecycline.


How to cite this article:
Mylona E, Papastamopoulos V, Giannopoulou M, Perivolioti E, Psaroudaki Z, Skoutelis A. Lymphocutaneous nocardiosis in a kidney transplant patient successfully treated with tigecycline.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2018;29:1207-1210


How to cite this URL:
Mylona E, Papastamopoulos V, Giannopoulou M, Perivolioti E, Psaroudaki Z, Skoutelis A. Lymphocutaneous nocardiosis in a kidney transplant patient successfully treated with tigecycline. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2018 [cited 2019 Jun 20 ];29:1207-1210
Available from: http://www.sjkdt.org/article.asp?issn=1319-2442;year=2018;volume=29;issue=5;spage=1207;epage=1210;aulast=Mylona;type=0