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A patient developed a cerebral Nocardia infection while taking the immunosuppressive agent alemtuzumab (Lemtrada) for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, adding to a list of opportunistic infections seen with the drug, researchers said.
The woman, in her late 40s, developed the infection 5 months after an initial course of alemtuzumab. Her history of anorexia may have contributed to the problem, Thomas Korn, MD, of Technische Universitat Munchen in Germany, and colleagues reported online in JAMA Neurology.