Nocardia bacteraemia in an HIV-positive patient - a case report

Ramachandran, R and Swaminathan, S and Sulochana, S and Paramasivan, C N (2003) Nocardia bacteraemia in an HIV-positive patient - a case report. Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology, 21 (4). pp. 287-288. ISSN Print: 0255-0857; Online: 1998-3646

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Nocardiosis has been recognized in recent times as an unusual opportunistic infection associated with HIV. Bacteraemia due to this pathogen is even rarer and only few cases have been reported in the literature. We report here a case of pulmonary nocardiosis with bactcracmia, which was initially diagnosed as pulmonary tuberculosis. A high index of suspicion is required to diagnose this infection as the clinical presentation and radiographic features mimic pulmonary tuberculosis,

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nocardia, bacteaemia, HIV
Subjects: Tuberculosis > Laboratory Research > Bacteriological
Divisions: Basic Science Research > Bacteriology
Depositing User: Dr. Rathinasabapati R
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2013 08:10
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2016 11:01

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