Spontaneous nocardial brain abscess in a juvenile rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta)

Christie E. Ferrecchia, Rebecca Ducore, Lois M.A. Colgin, Anne D. Lewis

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    Background: A juvenile rhesus macaque presented with blindness, ataxia, and head tilt. Methods: Postmortem gross and microscopic examination, histochemical staining and bacterial culture were performed. Results: Nocardia sp. was identified as the etiologic agent of a primary pneumonia with secondary cerebral abscessation. Conclusions: Nocardiosis should be a differential diagnosis for patients with neurologic disease.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)45-48
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of medical primatology
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Feb 1 2015


    • Monkey
    • Nocardia spp.
    • Nocardiosis
    • Non-human primate

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Animal Science and Zoology
    • veterinary(all)


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