Fibrous cavity in an immunocompromised lung: Nocardiosis masquerading as tuberculosis

N. Karthik Rao, Navin Patil, Neha Agarwal, Handattumanjunatha Hande, Amy Joseph, George Varghese, Raghavendra Rao

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Abstract

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 pre-morbidities such as cirrhosis of the liver and membrano-proliferative glomerular nephritis on immunosuppression with high dose corticosteroids making him vulnerable to the organism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-6
Number of pages2
JournalAsian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Volume9
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-11-2016

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Nocardia Infections
Nocardia
Nephritis
Liver Cirrhosis
Immunosuppression
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Tuberculosis
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Morbidity
Lung
Therapeutics
Necrotizing Pneumonia

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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Karthik Rao, N. ; Patil, Navin ; Agarwal, Neha ; Hande, Handattumanjunatha ; Joseph, Amy ; Varghese, George ; Rao, Raghavendra. / Fibrous cavity in an immunocompromised lung : Nocardiosis masquerading as tuberculosis. In: Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research. 2016 ; Vol. 9, No. 6. pp. 5-6.
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In: Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 9, No. 6, 01.11.2016, p. 5-6.

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