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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 63-64

A fatal pulmonary infection by Nocardia brasiliensis


Department of Microbiology, Maulana Azad Medical College and LN hospital, New Delhi - 110 002, India

Correspondence Address:
V Wadhwa
Department of Microbiology, Maulana Azad Medical College and LN hospital, New Delhi - 110 002
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.19900

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The reported case is of primary pulmonary nocardiosis, caused by Nocardia brasiliensis , in a immunocompromised patient, which ended fatally despite appropriate treatment. The partially acid fast filamentous bacterium was predominant on direct examination of the sputum. It was cultured on blood agar, MacConkey agar and by paraffin baiting technique. The bacterium was resistant to cotrimoxazole, the drug of choice for nocardiosis.






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