Disseminated nocardia asiatica infection in an immunocompromisedindividual: A rare entity needs careful vigilance

Banerjee, Barnini and Gupta, Rohit and Varma, Muralidhar and Mukhopadhyay, Chiranjay and Shaw, Tushar (2019) Disseminated nocardia asiatica infection in an immunocompromisedindividual: A rare entity needs careful vigilance. Journal of Infection and Public Health, 12. pp. 167-170. ISSN 1876-0341

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Abstract

Nocardia asteroides complex and Nocardia brasiliensis are common etiological agents of disseminatednocardiosis among immunocompromised individuals. Here we reported an uncommon case of dissemi-nated nocardiosis with the involvement of lung, brain, soft tissue & pancreas by a rarely isolated speciesNocardia asiatica in a HIV infected individual. Diagnosis was initially misinterpreted as tuberculosis basedon the clinical and radiological findings. The isolate was identified to the species level with a 16S rRNAgene analysis & in vitro susceptibility was done as resistance is not uncommon among them. Clinicalcure & radiological regression of lesions was observed except for brain after treatment with meropenem,amikacin & cotrimoxazole.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nocardia asiatica; disseminated nocardiosis ; HIV; Pancreatic abscess.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Microbiology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2019 03:55
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2019 03:55
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/154169

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