June 1972

Intraocular Nocardiosis in a Renal Transplant Patient

Author Affiliations

From the Tufts University Surgical Service, and the Medical Service, Boston Veterans Administration Hospital.

Arch Surg. 1972;104(6):845-847. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1972.04180060093023

A renal transplant recipient had an infection due to Nocardia asteroides. The infection was unusual in that it involved the eye as well as the perinephric space. The kidney graft was saved by vigorous surgical drainage combined with specific chemotherapy. Nocardial eye involvement required enucleation as therapy.