Unusual infections: Femoral abscess due to Nocardia abscessus in a patient suffering from metastatic peripheral bronchial carcinoma and hygienic consequences

Georg Daeschlein, Atteyet-Alla Fetouh Yassin, Andreas Franke, Axel Kramer & Klaus-Peter Schaal
During the course of a peripheral bronchial carcinoma with pulmonary and cerebral metastases a femoral abscess developed in a 49 year-old patient after radio- and chemotherapy. A bacterial strain, which was isolated four times from a deep wound of the left thigh was tentatively identified as a member of the genus Nocardia on the basis of selected phenotypic and chemotaxonomic characteristics. The isolate was confirmed to belong to Nocardia abscessus by 16S rRNA gene sequencing....