A rare infectious disease caused by Nocardia spp. which are primarily located in ground and water sources
No pathognomonic presentation
Nocardiosis can be acute, subacute, or chronic, ...
Diagnosis requires a high index of clinical suspicion.
Symptoms vary by site of infection. Pulmonary, CNS, and cutaneous systems are most frequently infected:
Headache, anorexia, weight...
Consider infectious disease consultation.
Modify treatment based on sensitivity results.
CNS/disseminated nocardiosis (1,2)[B]
Bargehr J, Flors L, Leiva-Salinas C, et al. Nocardiosis in solid-organ transplant recipients: spectrum of imaging findings. Clin Radiol. 2013;68(5):e266–e271.
Burke VE, Lopez F...
A43.9 Nocardiosis, unspecified
A43.0 Pulmonary nocardiosis
A43.1 Cutaneous nocardiosis
A43.8 Other forms of nocardiosis
039.9 Actinomycotic infection of unspecified site
039.1 Pulmonary acti...
The diagnosis of nocardiosis requires a high degree of clinical suspicion.
Immunocompromised patients have more severe manifestations of disease.
Nocardiosis can progress and relapse des...
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