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 122 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[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: 14 Sep 2017

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Disseminated Nocardiosis in renal transplant recipient under therapy for pulmonary tuberculosis: a case report.
 

Author(s): Priyatam Khadka, Ramesh Bahadur Basnet, Pratap Khadka, Dibya Singh Shah, Bharat Mani Pokhrel, Basista Parsad Rijal, Jeevan Bahadur Sherchand

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Nocardiosis is an opportunistic infection in a patient with underlying immune suppression and organ transplant. Clinical syndromes are varied and ranges from pulmonary, disseminated, cutaneous along with central nervous system involvement.

Last Updated: 4 Feb 2017

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Nocardiosis in the south of France over a 10-years period, 2004-2014.
 

Author(s): Delphine Haussaire, Pierre-Edouard Fournier, Karamoko Djiguiba, Valerie Moal, Tristan Legris, Rajsingh Purgus, Jeremy Bismuth, Xavier Elharrar, Martine Reynaud-Gaubert, Henri Vacher-Coponat

Journal: Int. J. Infect. Dis.. 2017 Apr;57():13-20.

 

Nocardiosis is a rare disease with polymorphic presentations. The epidemiology and clinical presentation could change with the increasing number of immunocompromised patients.

Last Updated: 15 Jan 2017

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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: 18 Nov 2016

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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: 28 Jan 2016

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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 2013

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Last Updated: 21 Apr 2017

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