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

Christie E. Ferrecchia, Rebecca M. 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
Externally publishedYes


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • veterinary(all)


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