Primary abdominal nocardiosis masquerading as tubercular pelvic inflammatory disease in an immunocompetent individual

Naha, Kushal and Dasari, Sowjanya and Vivek, G and Prabhu, Mukhyaprana (2013) Primary abdominal nocardiosis masquerading as tubercular pelvic inflammatory disease in an immunocompetent individual. BMJ Case Reports. pp. 1-3.

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Abstract

We report the case of a 30-year-old housewife who presented with fever and lower abdominal pain, and was diagnosed with an adnexal collection. Initial evaluation was suggestive of tubercular pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Subsequently, from a culture of pus aspirated from the collection grew out Nocardia species. She was treated with amikacin and cotrimoxazole and made a complete recovery. Clinical and laboratory evaluation for immunosuppression was negative. Primary abdominal nocardiosis is an unusual cause for PID and an important differential diagnosis for tuberculosis.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Cardiology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2013 09:24
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2013 09:24
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/78114

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