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Pulmonary nocardiosis presenting with cardiac tamponade and bilateral pleural effusion in a HIV patient

Chandrashekar, UK and Acharya, Vasudeva and Gnanade, NC and Varghese, George K and Chawla, Kiran (2009) Pulmonary nocardiosis presenting with cardiac tamponade and bilateral pleural effusion in a HIV patient. TROPICAL DOCTOR, 39. pp. 184-186.

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Abstract

Nocardiosis induces a high mortality rate in those infected with HIV. It is now being increasingly described in patients with AIDS. Nocardia infection usually involves the lungs. In immunocompromised individuals it tends to disseminate. Itmimics pulmonaryTB both clinically and radiologically andmany a time iswrongly treated with anti-tubercular drugs. Involvement of the pericardiumis uncommon, having only been reported infrequently in the past.We describe a patient who presented with a cardiac tamponade and was confirmed as having pulmonary parenchymal and pleural disease.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Microbiology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2011 06:59
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2011 06:59
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/280

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