A FIBROUS CAVITY IN AN IMMUNOCOMPROMISED LUNG: NOCARDIOSIS MASQUERADING AS TUBERCULOSIS


Karthik Rao N, Navin Ashok Patil, Neha Agarwal, Handattu Manjunatha Hande, Amy Joseph, George Varghese, Raghavendra Rao

Abstract


Nocardia species can cause fulminant necrotizing cavitatory 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 like cirrhosis of liver and membrano-proliferative glomerular nephritis on immune-suppression with high dose corticosteroids making him vulnerable to the organism.


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Title

A FIBROUS CAVITY IN AN IMMUNOCOMPROMISED LUNG: NOCARDIOSIS MASQUERADING AS TUBERCULOSIS

DOI

10.22159/ajpcr.2016.v9i6.13855

Date

01-11-2016

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Journal

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Vol 9 Issue 6 November 2016 Page: 5-6

Print ISSN

0974-2441

Online ISSN

2455-3891

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Authors & Affiliations

Karthik Rao N

Navin Ashok Patil
Assistant Professor, Department of pharmacology, KMC Manipal, manipal university
India

Neha Agarwal

Handattu Manjunatha Hande

Amy Joseph

George Varghese

Raghavendra Rao


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