Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

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Year
: 2006  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 273--277

Prolonged Unconsciousness in a Patient with End-Stage Renal Disease


Mohamed B Ghalib, Imad Salah Hassan 
 Department of Medicine, King Abdulaziz Medical City, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Mohamed B Ghalib
Department of Medicine 1443, King Abdulaziz Medical City, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, PO Box 22490, Riyadh 11426
Saudi Arabia

Patients with End-stage Renal Disease being immunocompromised; are prone to a variety of infections, sometimes, rare ones, more than the general population. This fact should alert the physicians to be more vigilant and have a broader scope when considering the etiology of infections in such patients. We report the case of a 65-year-old man who had a very stormy hospital stay secondary to cerebral nocardiosis with multiple brain abscesses, prolonged unconsciousness and neurological deficits. However, the patient was treated successfully, surgically and chemotherapeutically. He was discharged home in a good condition.


How to cite this article:
Ghalib MB, Hassan IS. Prolonged Unconsciousness in a Patient with End-Stage Renal Disease.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2006;17:273-277


How to cite this URL:
Ghalib MB, Hassan IS. Prolonged Unconsciousness in a Patient with End-Stage Renal Disease. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2006 [cited 2021 Mar 5 ];17:273-277
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