Pulmonary nocardiosis presenting as fungal ball -- a rare entity

  • Ragini Tilak Department of Microbiology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University,Varanasi-221 005
  • D. Agarwal Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Instiute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu Univesity,Varanasi-221 005
  • T.K. Lahiri Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Instiute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu Univesity,Varanasi-221 005
  • Vijai Tilak Department of Pathology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University,Varanasi-221 005
Keywords: Nocardia asteroides, Opportunistic infection, Sabouraud’s dextrose agar

Abstract

Pulmonary intracavitary infection caused by Nocardia is an opportunistic infection and is believed to be a rare entity. We describe a case report of a patient with culture positive Nocardia asteroides who presented with complaints of cough and expectoration with episodes of haemoptysis and dyspnoea. The diagnosis of nocardiosis was made by microscopic examination of the surgically resected portion of the lung and confirmed on culture.

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Published
2008-04-01
How to Cite
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Tilak R, Agarwal D, Lahiri T, Tilak V (2008) Pulmonary nocardiosis presenting as fungal ball -- a rare entity. J Infect Dev Ctries 2:143-145. doi: 10.3855/jidc.287
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Case Reports