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

U. K. Chandrashekar, Vasudeva Acharya, N. C. Gnanadev, George K. Varghese, Kiran Chawla

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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. It mimics pulmonary TB both clinically and radiologically and many a time is wrongly treated with anti-tubercular drugs. Involvement of the pericardium is 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)184-186
Number of pages3
JournalTropical Doctor
Volume39
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2009

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Nocardia Infections
Cardiac Tamponade
Pleural Effusion
HIV
Pleural Diseases
Lung
Pericardium
Lung Diseases
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Mortality
Pharmaceutical Preparations

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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Chandrashekar, U. K. ; Acharya, Vasudeva ; Gnanadev, N. C. ; Varghese, George K. ; Chawla, Kiran. / Pulmonary nocardiosis presenting with cardiac tamponade and bilateral pleural effusion in a HIV patient. In: Tropical Doctor. 2009 ; Vol. 39, No. 3. pp. 184-186.
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