infections in the immunocompromised host: A detailed study in a defined population.
Cobo et al., "Nocardial
infection in patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus," Clinical Microbiology and Infection, vol.
At least 50 nocardial
species have been identified as human pathogens though 113 species have been elucidated to date (see http://www.bacterio.net/nocardia.html).
infections in the United States, 1972-1974," The Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol.
brain abscess: observation of treatment strategies and outcome in Switzerland from 1992 to 1999.
Host resistance to Nocardial
infection depends on cell-mediated immunity.
The majority of nocardial
skin infections are caused by N.
Excisional cervical lymph node and lung biopsy samples were processed for bacterial, nocardial
, fungal, and mycobacterial cultures and staining.
* Certain pathogens* including gram-negative bacteria*[ nocardial
abscess*(8*9)or aspergillosis[ portend a worse prognosis and higher mortality rates* particularly in immune-compromised patients.
We report here a rare case of nocardial
pneumonia that was wrongly treated as pulmonary tuberculosis for first few weeks.
(5.) Ali T, Chakraburtty A, Mahmood S, Bronze MS Risk of nocardial
infections with anti-tumor necrosis factor therapy.
(10,11) Conventional approaches for detection of nocardial
infection are isolation and identification of the bacterium by microbiological tests.