Nocardiosis

Common Name(s)

Nocardiosis

Nocardiosis is a rare disorder that affects the brain, skin, and/or lungs. It occurs mainly in people with a weakened immune system. This condition usually starts in the lungs and can spread to other body organs. Affected individuals usually experience problems with their lungs (chest pain, coughing up blood, fevers), brain (headaches and seizures), and skin (skin infections, ulcers, and abscesses). The nocardia bacteria are found in soil around the world. People contract this disease by either inhaling contaminated dust or if soil containing nocardia bacteria get into an open wound. While anyone can contract this condition, people with a weakened immune system or chronic lung disease are at greatest risk of this condition.
 

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The terms "Nocardiosis" returned 123 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Disseminated Nocardiosis Associated with Treatment with Infliximab in a Patient with Ulcerative Colitis.
 

Author(s): Orlando Garner, Ana Ramirez-Berlioz, Alfredo Iardino, Satish Mocherla, Kalpana Bhairavarasu

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BACKGROUND Opportunistic infections may occur when patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are treated with tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha inhibitors. With the increasing use of new immunosuppressant drugs, the incidence of opportunistic or atypical infections is also increasing, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[Pulmonary nocardiosis in immunocompetent patients: about 2 cases].
 

Author(s): Yasmina Rhofir, Rachida Zahraoui, Nabil Tiress, Hicham Naji-Amrani, Mouna Soualhi, Jamal Eddine Bourkadi

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Nocardiosis is a rare but severe infection caused by bacteria of the genus nocardia, which belong to the order actinomycetales. If they can affect immunocompetent adult, nocardioses are pathologies affecting the individuals with weakened immune system. Pulmonary involvement is the ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Pulmonary Nocardiosis: A Clinical Analysis of 30 Cases.
 

Author(s): Yasuo Takiguchi, Shunsuke Ishizaki, Takayuki Kobayashi, Shun Sato, Yaeko Hashimoto, Yosuke Suruga, Yoko Akiba

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2017 ;56(12):1485-1490.

 

Objective Pulmonary nocardiosis frequently develops as an opportunistic infection in patients with malignant tumor and is treated with steroids. This study was performed to clarify the clinical features of pulmonary nocardiosis in Japan. Methods The patients definitively diagnosed ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Nocardiosis" returned 16 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Central nervous system nocardiosis in Queensland: A report of 20 cases and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Nastaran Rafiei, Anna Maria Peri, Elda Righi, Patrick Harris, David L Paterson

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Nov;95(46):e5255.

 

Nocardia infection of the central nervous system (CNS) is an uncommon but clinically important disease, often occurring in immunocompromised individuals and carrying a high mortality rate. We present 20 cases of microbiologically proven CNS nocardiosis diagnosed in Queensland from ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Primary Cutaneous Nocardiosis in a Patient With Nephrotic Syndrome: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
 

Author(s): Bing Chen, Jin Tang, Zeyuan Lu, Niansong Wang, Xuping Gao, Feng Wang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Jan;95(3):e2490.

 

Nocardia infection is not common in clinical practice and most cases occur as an opportunistic infection in immunocompromised patients.We report a case of primary cutaneous nocardiosis characterized by multiple subcutaneous abscesses due to Nocardia brasiliensis in a patient with ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Nocardiosis of the central nervous system: experience from a general hospital and review of 84 cases from the literature.
 

Author(s): Theodora Anagnostou, Marios Arvanitis, Themistoklis K Kourkoumpetis, Athanasios Desalermos, Herman A Carneiro, Eleftherios Mylonakis

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2014 Jan;93(1):19-32.

 

Central nervous system (CNS) nocardiosis is a rare disease entity caused by the filamentous bacteria Nocardia species. We present a case series of 5 patients from our hospital and a review of the cases of CNS nocardiosis reported in the literature from January 2000 to December 2011. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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