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VOLUME 16 , ISSUE 4 ( October, 2012 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

A life-threatening case of disseminated nocardiosis due to Nocardia brasiliensis

Elisabeth Paramythiotou, Evangelos Papadomichelakis, Georgia Vrioni, Georgios Pappas, Maria Pantelaki, Fanourios Kontos, Loukia Zerva, Apostolos Armaganidis

Keywords : Nocardia, Nocardia brasiliensis, nocardiosis

Citation Information : 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.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.106512

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-10-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

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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