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Paramythiotou E, Papadomichelakis E, Vrioni G, Pappas G, Pantelaki M, Kontos F, Zerva L, Armaganidis A. A life-threatening case of disseminated nocardiosis due to Nocardia brasiliensis. Indian J Crit Care Med 2012; 16 (4):234-237.
Nocardiosis is a rare disease caused by infection with Nocardia species, aerobic actinomycetes with a worldwide distribution. A rare life-threatening disseminated Nocardia brasiliensis infection is described in an elderly, immunocompromised patient. Microorganism was recovered from bronchial secretions and dermal lesions, and was identified using molecular assays. Prompt, timely diagnosis and appropriate treatment ensured a favorable outcome.
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