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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 68-70

Nocardia brasiliensis primary pulmonary nocardiosis with subcutaneous involvement in an immunocompetent patient


1 Department of Microbiology, KIST Medical College, Imadol, Lalitpur, GPO Box: 14142, Nepal
2 Department of Surgery, KIST Medical College, Imadol, Lalitpur, GPO Box: 14142, Nepal
3 Department of Microbiology, BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, GPO Box: 7053, Nepal
4 Department of Internal Medicine , BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, GPO Box: 7053, Nepal

Correspondence Address:
R Amatya
Department of Microbiology, KIST Medical College, Imadol, Lalitpur, GPO Box: 14142
Nepal
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.76530

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This is a report of an unusual case of Nocardia brasiliensis causing primary pulmonary nocardiosis with disseminated subcutaneous lesions in an immunocompetent patient. This case highlights the importance of considering nocardiosis as a differential diagnosis in patients with pulmonary and cutaneous lesions and the need for vigorous management for complete cure.






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