A rare infectious disease caused by Nocardia spp. bacteria located in ground and water sources
No pathognomonic presentation
Nocardiosis can be acute, subacute, or chronic, and involve...
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 (3)[B],(4)[B],(5)[B],(2)[B]
A43.9 Nocardiosis, unspecified
A43.0 Pulmonary nocardiosis
A43.1 Cutaneous nocardiosis
A43.8 Other forms of nocardiosis
29227009 Nocardiosis (disorder)
2087000 Pulmonary nocardiosis (disor...
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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