Fibrous Cavity in an Immunocompromised Lung: Nocardiosis Masquerading as Tuberculosis

Rao, Karthik N and Patil, Navin and Agarwal, Neha and Hande, Manjunath H and Joseph, Amy and Varghese, George and Rao, Raghavendra (2016) Fibrous Cavity in an Immunocompromised Lung: Nocardiosis Masquerading as Tuberculosis. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, 9 (6). pp. 5-6. ISSN 0974-2441

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Nocardia species can cause fulminant necrotizing cavitary pneumonia. Diagnosis involves identification of the organism, speciation, and correlating with appropriate clinical and radiological findings. Speciation is often difficult due to the complexities involved in culturing the organism. Treatment involves administering antibiotics for a prolonged duration. The authors hereby report a case of pulmonary nocardiosis in a patient who had premorbidities such as cirrhosis of the liver and membrano-proliferative glomerular nephritis on immunosuppression with high dose corticosteroids making him vulnerable to the organism.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nocardia; Pneumonia; Actinomycetes; Lung
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pharmacology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2016 10:41
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2016 10:41

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