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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 53-55

Disseminated norcardial infection in a patient with myasthenia gravis on prolonged steroid therapy: A case report

1 Infectious Diseases Unit, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria
2 Department of Microbiology, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria
3 Infectious and Tropical Diseases Unit, Bayero University Kano, Kano, Nigeria

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Garba Iliyasu
Infectious and Tropical Diseases Unit, Bayero University Kano, Kano
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This article presents the clinical manifestation of Norcardial infection in the setting of iatrogenic immunosuppression. The patient suffered from myasthenia gravis for which he received a prolonged course of high dose steroid. At the time of presentation he had lesions in the brain, lungs, and soft tissue consistent with Norcardial infection. He developed disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (DIC) and acute kidney injury (AKI) and died on the 12 th day in intensive care unit (ICU).

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