This case report examines a previously immunocompetent male that was treated with a prolonged course of corticosteroids for COVID pneumonia. He then returned with worsening headaches followed by flaccid paralysis of extremities due to cerebral and spinal cord abscesses secondary to Nocardia farcinica. A review of the literature on the mechanism of immunosuppression with COVID infection and corticosteroids is provided.
DiMeglio, Matthew; Shaikh, Hamadullah; Newman, Jennifer; and Vazsquez-Rubio, Gustavo, "Nocardiosis of the Central Nervous System: A rare complication of COVID management?" (2022). Division of Infectious Diseases and Environmental Medicine Faculty Papers. Paper 13.
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