brain abscess: observation of treatment strategies and outcome in Switzerland from 1992 to 1999.
Host resistance to Nocardial
infection depends on cell-mediated immunity.
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.
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.
Pulmonary infection is the most common site of nocardiosis, and it is usually acquired by inhalation of sporulated fragmented nocardial
mycelia found in the environment.
Interesting studies in transplant recipients treated with immunosuppressive regimens lacking steroids found a significantly decreased rate of nocardial
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infection, but the specific species was unidentified because our hospital's laboratory could not make that determination.
infections most commonly cause pulmonary disease, but can also lead to abscesses of the brain, liver, lungs and other organs.
In Situ Hybridization for Detection of Nocardial
16S rRNA: Reactivity within Intracellular Inclusions in Experimentally Infected Cynomolgus Monkeys-and in Lewy Body-containing Human Brain Specimens.