TITLE

A fatal pulmonary infection by Nocardia brasiliensis

AUTHOR(S)
Wadhwa, V.; Rai, S.; Kharbanda, P.; Kabra, S.; Gur, R.; Sharma, V. K.
PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology;Jan2006, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p63
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
journal article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
19949572

 

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