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.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research|
|Publication status||Published - 01-11-2016|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pharmaceutical Science
- Pharmacology (medical)