Pleural Nocardiosis

Gowrinath, K and Rao, Sugandhi P and Mohapatra, Aswini Kumar and Peralam Yegneswaran, Prakash (2009) Pleural Nocardiosis. Indian Journal of Chest Disease and Allied Science, 51. pp. 169-171.

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Pleural involvement in nocardiosis is rarely documented in India. We report two cases of pleural nocardiosis. In both the cases, the aetiologic agent was isolated from pleural fluid and was later identified as Nocardia asteroides in one case and as Nocardia brasiliensis in the second case. The former case of pyopneumothorax died before the diagnosis was made and the latter with pleural effusion showed excellent response to six months of therapy with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Case Report
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nocardiosis; Pyopneumothorax; Pleural effusion; Nocardia asteroides; Nocardia brasiliensis; Trimethoprimsulfamethoxazole.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Microbiology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pulmonary Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2015 09:00
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2015 09:00

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