Nocardia beijingensis Isolated From an Adrenal Abscess in a Diabetic Host

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2022 Jul 4;9(7):ofac328. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofac328. eCollection 2022 Jul.


We describe the case of a 57-year-old man with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus who presented with 30 days of left-sided abdominal pain. He was found to have a left adrenal abscess and underwent adrenalectomy. Intraoperative cultures grew Nocardia beijingensis, which is an uncommonly identified Nocardia species rarely affecting immunocompetent patients. We review the published literature on cases of N beijingensis among immunocompetent patients. This is the first report summarizing the diagnosis and management of N beijingensis isolated from an adrenal abscess.

Keywords: Nocardia beijingensis; adrenal abscess; diabetes.

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