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Hemoptysis in the Immunocompromised Patient: Do Not Forget Strongyloidiasis.

Trop Med Infect Dis 2019 Feb 12;4(1). Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Texas Health, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA.

Strongyloidiasis, due to infection with the nematode , affects millions of people in the tropics and subtropics. has a unique auto-infective lifecycle such that it can persist in the human host for decades. In immunosuppressed patients, especially those on corticosteroids, potentially fatal disseminated strongyloidiasis can occur, often with concurrent secondary infections. Read More

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February 2019

and Co-infection in a Patient with Giant-cell Arteritis.

Eur J Case Rep Intern Med 2019 3;6(1):000997. Epub 2019 Jan 3.

Unidade Funcional de Medicina 2.1, Hospital de Santo António dos Capuchos, Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central, Lisbon, Portugal.

Immunosuppressed patients are at greater risk of unusual infections. The authors present the case of a woman with giant-cell arteritis, on oral steroids, who developed cavitating pneumonia due to co-infection with and . Reports of such co-infection are rare in the literature. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6372051PMC
January 2019

Pulmonary Nocardiosis Caused by Nocardia exalbida in a Patient with Lung Cancer and Radiation Pneumonitis: A Case Report and Literature Review.

Intern Med 2019 Feb 1. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

Department of Respiratory Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan.

We report a case of Nocardia exalbida (N.exalbida)-induced pneumonia in a 70-year old Japanese man with lung cancer and radiation pneumonitis. He initially received doripenem (1. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2169/internalmedicine.2177-18DOI Listing
February 2019

Pulmonary nocardiosis: Report of two cases from a tertiary care hospital.

Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2019 Jan-Mar;62(1):153-155

Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

Pulmonary nocardiosis is an uncommon bacterial infection that may lead to severe disease in immunocompromised patients. The disease is rare in immunocompetent patients. Reported cases are few, and the literature is limited because disease recognition is difficult. Read More

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February 2019

Macrophage activation syndrome due to Nocardia spp in a pediatric patient with cystic fibrosis.

Pediatr Pulmonol 2019 Jan 31. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatric Infectious Disease, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey.

Nocardia spp is a gram-positive aerobic filamentous bacteria that causes pulmonary and systemic infections, especially in patients with immunosuppression or chronic lung diseases. It is rarely reported in children with cystic fibrosis. Macrophage activation syndrome is a life-threatening disease with an excessive inflammatory response usually triggered by infections. Read More

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January 2019
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Disseminated Nocardia asiatica infection in an immunocompromised individual: A rare entity needs careful vigilance.

J Infect Public Health 2019 Jan 28. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Department of Microbiology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India.

Nocardia asteroides complex and Nocardia brasiliensis are common etiological agents of disseminated nocardiosis among immunocompromised individuals. Here we reported an uncommon case of disseminated nocardiosis with the involvement of lung, brain, soft tissue & pancreas by a rarely isolated species Nocardia asiatica in a HIV infected individual. Diagnosis was initially misinterpreted as tuberculosis based on the clinical and radiological findings. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jiph.2018.12.008DOI Listing
January 2019
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Clinical features, identification, antimicrobial resistance patterns of Nocardia species in China: 2009-2017.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2018 Dec 29. Epub 2018 Dec 29.

Laboratory of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Beijing, China. Electronic address:

Nocardia spp. is a pathogen responsible for a variety of clinical infections, ranging from skin and soft tissue infections, to the respiratory tract and central nervous system infections. Its epidemiological characteristics, including species distribution, clinical features, and antimicrobial susceptibility profiles, should be under surveillance for the prevention and treatment of nocardiosis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2018.12.007DOI Listing
December 2018
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Mycetoma in Timor-Leste and first report of nocardiosis.

Infect Dis Rep 2018 Nov 12;10(3):7804. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Maluk Timor, Dili, Timor- Leste.

Mycetoma is a neglected tropical disease with an unknown global burden. Although considered endemic to South-east Asia, it has not previously been reported from Timor-Lest. We describe two cases in Timor-Leste, highlighting the challenges surrounding microbiological diagnosis and management shared by many low to middle-income countries. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4081/idr.2018.7804DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6315302PMC
November 2018
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"Pulmonary Nocardiosis in Western Europe -Clinical evaluation of 43 patients and population-based estimates of hospitalization rates".

Int J Infect Dis 2019 Jan 15. Epub 2019 Jan 15.

Center for Infectious Diseases and Infection Control, Jena University Hospital, Jena, Germany.

Background: Pulmonary nocardiosis (PN) is an uncommon but potentially life-threatening infection. Most of our knowledge is derived from case reports or smaller case series. Recently, increasing PN incidence rates have been reported. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2018.12.010DOI Listing
January 2019
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Severe disseminated Nocardia infection associated with ustekinumab treatment for psoriasis.

Br J Dermatol 2019 Jan 18. Epub 2019 Jan 18.

Université de Sherbrooke, Medical microbiology and infectious diseases department, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada.

Ustekinumab is one of the newer biologic agents on the market, and most clinical experience associated with this agent has been accumulated with the treatment of psoriasis. It exerts its effect through IL-12/IL-23p40 antagonism. This immune signaling pathway is associated with Mendelian Susceptibility to Mycobacterial Disease, a genetic condition predisposing to opportunistic infections with mycobacteria and other select organisms. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/bjd.17642
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January 2019
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lung abscess in an immunocompetent adolescent.

BMJ Case Rep 2019 Jan 10;12(1). Epub 2019 Jan 10.

Pediatric Pulmonology Unit, Department of Pediatrics, Centro Hospitalar São João EPE, Porto, Portugal.

The authors report a case of a lung abscess caused by sp. in a previously healthy adolescent. A 17-year-old young man presented with tonsillitis that did not respond to β-lactamic antibiotic, dyspnoea and thoracic pain. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2018-227499DOI Listing
January 2019
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First case report of fatal Nocardia nova infection in yellow-bibbed lory (Lorius chlorocercus) identified by multilocus sequencing.

BMC Vet Res 2019 Jan 3;15(1). Epub 2019 Jan 3.

Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.

Background: Nocardiosis is often a multi-systemic disease in humans and other mammals. Nocardiosis in birds is uncommon. Laboratory identification of Nocardia to the species level is difficult by traditional phenotypic methods based on biochemical reactions and hydrolysis tests, and is most accurately performed by sequencing multiple gene targets. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12917-018-1764-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6318869PMC
January 2019
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Evaluating the Contribution of spp. and to Pulmonary Infections among HIV and Non-HIV Patients at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Ghana.

Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol 2018 19;2018:2910198. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Department of Theoretical and Applied Biology, College of Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana.

Tuberculosis (TB) is a major cause of human mortality particularly in association with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). spp. has emerged as an opportunistic infection especially in HIV patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/2910198DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6276512PMC
November 2018

Nocardial spinal epidural abscess with lumbar disc herniation: A case report and review of literature.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Dec;97(49):e13541

Department of Spine Surgery.

Rationale: Nocardial spinal epidural abscess is rare. The diagnosis is often difficult to make and, if delayed, poses a high risk of long-term disability. Nocardial spinal epidural abscess with severe lumbar disc herniation has not previously been reported. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000013541DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6310552PMC
December 2018
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A Rare Instance of Simultaneous Infection with Disseminated Nocardia and Pulmonary Aspergillus in a Patient Receiving Treatment with Ibrutinib for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia.

Cureus 2018 Oct 8;10(10):e3427. Epub 2018 Oct 8.

Infectious Disease, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine - Marshall University, Huntington, USA.

Disseminated Nocardia infections are a rare occurrence that typically occur in immunocompromised hosts. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a hematologic malignancy which makes patients susceptible to infections through various mechanisms. The treatments for CLL also target immunologic pathways which can contribute to infections. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7759/cureus.3427DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6284869PMC
October 2018
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The disabling consequences of Mycetoma.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2018 12 10;12(12):e0007019. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

The Mycetoma Research Centre, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan.

Mycetoma is a neglected tropical disease endemic in tropical and subtropical countries, particularly Sudan. The disease is characterised by the triad of painless subcutaneous mass, multiple sinuses and discharge that contain grains. It is a chronic, debilitating disease most commonly affecting the feet or hands and leads to substantial morbidity, loss of function and even amputation. Read More

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http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0007019
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0007019DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6312340PMC
December 2018
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A case of and infections after bronchial thermoplasty.

Respirol Case Rep 2019 Feb 28;7(2):e00392. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Department of Respiratory Medicine National Center for Global Health and Medicine Tokyo Japan.

Bronchial thermoplasty (BT) is a bronchoscopic treatment for severe asthma. A 35-year-old woman with uncontrolled severe asthma despite maximal pharmacological treatment underwent BT and started coughing after the first procedure. One month later, during the second BT procedure, there were white ulcerous lesions on the right B9 bronchus. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/rcr2.392DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6261832PMC
February 2019
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Cost-effective implementation of a custom MALDI-TOF library for the identification of South Australian Nocardia isolates.

Pathology 2018 Dec 25;50(7):753-757. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

SA Pathology, Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Adelaide, SA, Australia.

Mass spectrometry plays a significant role in the routine identification of micro-organisms and provides the ability to incorporate newly found pathogens into the database in a cost-effective fashion. This work aims to highlight the role of mass spectrometry through improved identification of Nocardia species in a diagnostic clinical microbiology laboratory. Prior to this study we constructed a custom in-house matrix-assisted laser desorption ionisation-time of flight (MALDI-TOF) library for Nocardia isolates consisting of isolates identified to the species level. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pathol.2018.08.006DOI Listing
December 2018

[Chronic granulomatous disease: multiple infections as clinical presentation. Pediatric case report].

Arch Argent Pediatr 2018 Dec;116(6):e744-e748

Servicio de Infectología, Hospital de Niños Sor María Ludovica.

Chronic granulomatous disease is an uncommon primary immunodeficiency due to a defect of the killing activity of phagocytes, caused by mutations in any of the genes encoding subunits of the superoxide-generating phagocyte NADPH oxidase system. The incidence is 1 in 250 000 live births. It can occur from infancy to adulthood, usually in children under 2 years. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5546/aap.2018.e744DOI Listing
December 2018
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A case report of brain abscess caused by in a diabetic patient.

JMM Case Rep 2018 Sep 10;5(9):e005133. Epub 2018 Jan 10.

Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.

Introduction: are Gram-positive partially acid-fast bacilli capable of inducing a wide range of infections in patients with immunodeficiency, AIDS, cancer, lupus erythematous and diabetes. was first isolated in 2001 from a patient with chronic bronchitis. Since then, there have been reports on the clinical significance of this organism in patients with bronchitis, brain abscess and lung diseases. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/jmmcr.0.005133DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6230754PMC
September 2018
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An unusual case of Nocardia cyriacigeorgica presenting with spinal abscesses in a renal transplant recipient and a review of the literature.

Transpl Infect Dis 2019 Feb 27;21(1):e13025. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Institute of Human Virology and Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland.

Nocardia species represent a well-recognized yet uncommon cause of opportunistic infections in humans. It most frequently presents as a pulmonary infection with or without central nervous system involvement. It is a very rare cause of spinal abscesses, with only 26 cases reported in the literature. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/tid.13025
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February 2019
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Pulmonary infection caused by Nocardia cyriacigeorgica in a patient with allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Oct;97(43):e13023

Rationale: Nocardia species is known as conditional pathogenic bacteria. Among Nocardia species, pulmonary infection caused by Nocardia cyriacigeorgica associated with Aspergillus fumigatus complex lung disease is rarely reported.

Patient Concerns: A 55-year-old female with a history of productive cough with recurrent expectoration for 20 years presented with increasing cough for 12 months. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000013023DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6221653PMC
October 2018
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Retrospective analysis of nocardiosis in a general hospital from 1998 to 2017.

Med Mal Infect 2018 Dec 28;48(8):516-525. Epub 2018 Jun 28.

Service de médecine interne, centre hospitalier d'Agen-Nérac, route de Villeneuve, 47923 Agen cedex 9, France. Electronic address:

Objectives: To describe the epidemiological, clinical, microbiological, and therapeutic characteristics of Nocardiosis patients treated in a general hospital.

Patients And Methods: Monocentric retrospective analysis of patients presenting with Nocardia-positive biological sample from January 1, 1998 to May 1, 2017.

Results: We identified nine cases of Nocardia infections. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.medmal.2018.06.004DOI Listing
December 2018
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Antimicrobial susceptibility and clinical characteristics of Nocardia isolates from a tertiary care centre diagnostic laboratory in Pakistan.

J Glob Antimicrob Resist 2018 Dec 6;15:219-221. Epub 2018 Jul 6.

Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan.

Objectives: Nocardiosis is an opportunistic infection that can present as cutaneous, pulmonary and/or disseminated disease depending on the host immunity. Treatment choices include trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (co-trimoxazole; SXT) and imipenem along with some other antibiotics. The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) recommends the broth microdilution (BMD) method to determine antimicrobial susceptibility, however there is a lack of susceptibility data using this method in Pakistan. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jgar.2018.06.021DOI Listing
December 2018
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Lymphocutaneous nocardiosis in a kidney transplant patient successfully treated with tigecycline.

Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2018 Sep-Oct;29(5):1207-1210

5th Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Evangelismos Hospital, Athens, Greece.

Cutaneous nocardiosis is an infrequent infection which has been increasingly reported in immunocompromised patients. Although trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole is considered to be the agent of choice for treatment of nocardiosis, newer antimicrobials such as tigecycline have been proven to be effective in vitro, as well. We report the first case of primary cutaneous nocardiosis in a renal transplant recipient having corresponded well to treatment with tigecycline. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/1319-2442.243954DOI Listing
November 2018
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Madura foot: a case report.

Pan Afr Med J 2018;30:131. Epub 2018 Jun 14.

Military Hospital of Instruction Mohammed V, Department of Dermatology, Rabat, Morocco.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11604/pamj.2018.30.131.15045DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6201617PMC
December 2018

Two cases of primary cutaneous nocardiosis caused by intralesional injection.

Dermatol Ther 2019 Jan 19;32(1):e12775. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Department of Dermatology and Laboratory Medicine, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Incheon, South Korea.

Nocardiosis is a rare localized or systemic suppurative disease caused by the actinomycete Nocardia species. The respiratory tract is the most common site of infection, but primary cutaneous nocardiosis can also be induced by direct inoculation. Nocardiosis is usually reported in immunocompromised patients, such as those with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, autoimmune diseases, cancer, or in those who have had organ transplantation or corticosteroid administration. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/dth.12775
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January 2019
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Primary Cutaneous Nocardia brasiliensis in a Spanish Child.

Clin Lab 2018 Oct;64(10):1769-1772

Background: We report a case of a primary cutaneous nocardiosis by autochthonous Nocardia brasiliensis in a Spanish immunocompetent 9-year-old boy.

Methods: N. brasiliensis caused cellulitis showing the patient recovery after drainage and treatment with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7754/Clin.Lab.2018.180531DOI Listing
October 2018
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Disseminated nocardiosis with infective endocarditis of a transplanted heart.

BMJ Case Rep 2018 Oct 12;2018. Epub 2018 Oct 12.

Department of Internal Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA.

Nocardiosis is caused by various species of and typically occurs as an opportunistic infection. It frequently disseminates, most often involving the lungs, subcutaneous tissues and central nervous system. It has rarely been reported to affect native heart valves. Read More

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http://casereports.bmj.com/lookup/doi/10.1136/bcr-2018-22504
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2018-225046DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6194394PMC
October 2018
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Primary cutaneous nocardiosis: a diagnosis of consideration in a renal transplant recipient.

BMC Clin Pathol 2018 1;18. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

3Department of Nephrology and Renal Transplantation Medicine, Grande International Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Background: The cutaneous nocardiosis remains a diagnostic challenge: similar clinical presentations as of cutaneous diseases with different etiology-and the inherent difficulty in cultivating the pathogen.

Case Presentation: Herein, we describe a case of primary cutaneous nocardiosis in a renal transplant recipient; treated with anti-tubercular drugs due to misdiagnosis of cutaneous tuberculosis. On clinical examinations, a few red erythematous papules with erosions and crusting seen, over prior surgery scar of renal transplant. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12907-018-0075-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6167885PMC
October 2018
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Manifestations and outcomes of nocardia infections: Comparison of immunocompromised and nonimmunocompromised adult patients.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Oct;97(40):e12436

Department of Infectious Diseases, University of Michigan Healthcare System.

Nocardia is a ubiquitous environmental pathogen that causes infection primarily following inhalation into the lungs. It is generally thought to cause infection primarily in immunocompromised patients, but nonimmunocompromised individuals are also at risk of infection. We sought to compare risk factors, clinical manifestations, diagnostic approach, treatment, and mortality in immunocompromised and nonimmunocompromised adults with nocardiosis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000012436DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6200467PMC
October 2018
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Disseminated nocardiosis with cerebral and subcutaneous lesions on low-dose prednisone.

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Kedar R Mahajan

Pract Neurol 2019 Feb 21;19(1):62-63. Epub 2018 Sep 21.

Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis Treatment and Research, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA

This case report is of a septuagenarian man on chronic low-dose prednisone who presented with disseminated nocardiosis () that was initially mistaken for metastatic brain cancer. Neurologists should be aware of the potential for opportunistic infections with steroid use and to consider a definite tissue diagnosis with culture and histopathology prior to treatment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/practneurol-2018-002038DOI Listing
February 2019
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An unusual successful treatment with non-sulfonamides: primary cutaneous nocardiosis caused by .

Ther Clin Risk Manag 2018 10;14:1661-1664. Epub 2018 Sep 10.

Department of Dermatology, Daping Hospital, Army Medical University, Chongqing 400042, China,

Introduction: Primary cutaneous nocardiosis is a rare suppurative or granulomatous inflammation disease caused by infection. Because of nonspecific clinical findings, it is always misdiagnosed as common pyogenic infection. Sulfonamides have been the standard treatment for nocardiosis, but the outcome is always poor due to the high rates of misdiagnosis and refractoriness of the disease. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/TCRM.S169239DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6136398PMC
September 2018
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Isolated Primary Corneal Acremonium Eumycetoma: Case Report and Literature Review.

Cornea 2018 Dec;37(12):1590-1592

Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive Surgery Services, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Purpose: To report an unusual case of isolated Acremonium eumycetoma presenting as a protuberant mass over the cornea.

Methods: Case report and literature review.

Results: A 55-year-old male patient referred to our center with a case of perforated corneal ulcer with uveal tissue prolapse was examined in the casualty department and found to have central melt, approximately 8 mm, along with suspected uveal tissue prolapse. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICO.0000000000001750DOI Listing
December 2018
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First Report of the Isolation of from the Bronchoalveolar Lavage of a Patient in Iran.

Iran J Med Sci 2018 Sep;43(5):560-563

Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.

are Gram-positive, filamentous, aerobic, relatively slow-growing, and weakly acid-fast bacteria which cause nocardiosis in humans. We describe a 53-year-old patient with chronic bronchitis referred to Al-Zahra Hospital, Isfahan. A bronchial washing sample was taken from the patient. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6123558PMC
September 2018
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Disseminated Nocardiosis Initially Manifesting as Visual Field Defects.

Intern Med 2018 Sep 12. Epub 2018 Sep 12.

Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology and Respiratory Medicine, Shimane University Faculty of Medicine, Japan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2169/internalmedicine.1601-18DOI Listing
September 2018
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Nocardiosis in Sudan: Current Situation and Future Perspective.

Infect Disord Drug Targets 2018 Sep 12. Epub 2018 Sep 12.

Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Taibah, University. Saudi Arabia.

Background: Infections caused by nocardiae are rare, but misguided to clinicians, especially if there is a delay in the diagnosis and/or low response to chemotherapy. The incidence of nocardiosis is increasing constantly worldwide, and the situation is getting worse if we consider immunocompromised individuals, such as HIV positive patients since they are at higher risk. Surgical amputation, although not common, but should be considered as a result in some cases that cause partial disability. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/1871526518666180912121004DOI Listing
September 2018
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Disseminated Nocardiosis with subretinal abscess in a patient with nephrotic syndrome-a case report.

BMC Ophthalmol 2018 Sep 3;18(1):234. Epub 2018 Sep 3.

Departments of Gastroenterology, The First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, Liaoning, People's Republic of China.

Background: Nocardia infection is uncommon in clinical practice, with most cases occuring as the result of opportunistic infection in immunocompromsed patients. Here, we report a case of disseminated nocardiosis with subretinal abscess in a patient with nephrotic syndrome, and whom is receiving immunosuppressive therapy.

Case Presentation: A 58-year-old male presented with decreased vision in his left eye, without redness or floaters, which had persisted for three days. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12886-018-0883-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6122714PMC
September 2018
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Pedal Fungal Mass in the Midwest.

J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 2018 Jul;108(4):334-339

Mycetoma cases are predominantly found in tropical regions and are a rare finding in the United States. These masses that are fungal or bacterial in origin can result in significant destruction of soft tissue and bone. We present a case of a patient who emigrated from Mexico to Indianapolis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7547/17-036DOI Listing
July 2018
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'Weeping Leg'.

BMJ Case Rep 2018 Aug 27;2018. Epub 2018 Aug 27.

Department of Orthopaedics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2018-225567DOI Listing
August 2018
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Pulmonary nocardiosis mimicking small cell lung cancer in ectopic ACTH syndrome associated with transformation of olfactory neuroblastoma: a case report.

BMC Pulm Med 2018 Aug 22;18(1):142. Epub 2018 Aug 22.

Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Department of Medicine, Keio University School of Medicine, 35 Shinanomachi, Shinjuku, Tokyo, 160-8582, Japan.

Background: Pulmonary nocardiosis frequently develops as an opportunistic infection in cell-mediated immunosuppressive patients, and sometimes requires differentiation from pulmonary malignancy. Ectopic adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) syndrome (EAS) is a neoplastic disorder which leads to impaired cell-mediated immunity, and is commonly associated with small cell lung cancer (SCLC). Because pulmonary infection and causative malignancy can appear as pulmonary lesions with EAS, differentiation of these diseases remains a critical issue for physicians. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12890-018-0710-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6106901PMC
August 2018
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First report of nocardia infection in cultured Japanese eel, Anguilla japonica.

J Fish Dis 2018 Dec 21;41(12):1921-1927. Epub 2018 Aug 21.

Department of Aquatic Life Medicine, College of Fisheries Science, Pukyong National University, Busan, Korea.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfd.12882DOI Listing
December 2018
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Nocardia seriolae infection in the cultured eel Anguilla japonica in Korea.

J Fish Dis 2018 Nov 17;41(11):1745-1750. Epub 2018 Aug 17.

Pathology Division, National Institute of Fisheries Science (NIFS), Busan, South Korea.

Mass mortality occurred at an Anguilla japonica eel farm equipped with a recirculating aquaculture system in Gimcheon, Korea, from late spring to early summer 2015. The cumulative 3-month mortality was 16% (approximately 24,300-150,000 fish). The majority of affected fish displayed ulcerative lesions that progressed to petechial haemorrhages and small white granulomas in the major organs. Read More

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November 2018
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Genomic characterization of Nocardia seriolae strains isolated from diseased fish.

Microbiologyopen 2018 Aug 16:e00656. Epub 2018 Aug 16.

ChunLab Inc., Seoul, Korea.

Members of the genus Nocardia are widespread in diverse environments; a wide range of Nocardia species are known to cause nocardiosis in several animals, including cat, dog, fish, and humans. Of the pathogenic Nocardia species, N. seriolae is known to cause disease in cultured fish, resulting in major economic loss. Read More

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August 2018
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brain abscess. Clinical and microbiological characteristics.

IDCases 2018 4;13:e00422. Epub 2018 Jul 4.

Department of Microbiology, Hospital Virgen de las Nieves, Avda. de las Fuerzas Armadas, s/n, 18014, Granada, Spain.

brain abscesses are unusual in humans. Sixteen cases of this infection have been reported in the world medical literature. There is precise clinical information available from nine patients. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6077179PMC
July 2018
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Ocular Nocardiosis: A Case Report.

Ocul Immunol Inflamm 2018 Aug 10:1-3. Epub 2018 Aug 10.

a Department of Ophthalmology and Optometry , Medical University of Innsbruck , Innsbruck , Austria.

Purpose: To describe the challenging diagnosis of ocular nocardiosis in a patient with anaplastic astrocytoma Methods: A 56-year-old patient with recurrent cerebral anaplastic astrocytoma and a history of surgical resection, who underwent radiotherapy and chemotherapy, presented with a unilateral white subretinal mass at the posterior pole of his left eye. Vitrectomy and fine-needle biopsy of the vitreous as well as the subretinal mass were performed.

Results: Magnetic resonance imaging verified progression of the lesion's size at follow-up. Read More

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August 2018
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NOCARDIOSIS: 7-YEAR experience at an australian tertiary hospital.

Intern Med J 2018 Aug 8. Epub 2018 Aug 8.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Alfred Health, 50 Commercial Rd, Melbourne, 3004, Victoria, Australia.

Background: Nocardiosis has historically been reported in immunocompromised patients, but Australian epidemiological and antimicrobial susceptibility data are limited.

Aims: To describe the epidemiology, diagnosis and initial treatment of nocardiosis in an Australian tertiary hospital over 7 years.

Methods: In this retrospective study, all positive cultures for Nocardia species from any site isolated at the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, between January 1 2010 and December 31 2016 were identified, and corresponding laboratory data and medical records reviewed. Read More

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A Case of Bilateral Adrenal Abscesses in an Intravenous Drug-Using Splenectomized Patient With Tricuspid Endocarditis.

Open Forum Infect Dis 2018 Jul 15;5(7):ofy141. Epub 2018 Jun 15.

Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Internal Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tennessee Medical Center Knoxville, Knoxville, Tennessee.

Adrenal abscesses due to disseminated nocardiosis are exceedingly rare in clinical practice, and to date only 8 cases have been reported in the literature, most of which were confined to a single adrenal gland. These infections often occur in patients with underlying immune deficiency. We report a rare case of bilateral nocardial adrenal abscesses in an intravenous drug-using splenectomized patient that presumably originated from direct inoculation using intravenous opana, as his admission chest radiograph was normal. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6061691PMC
July 2018
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Rapid method for detecting and differentiating Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex and non-tuberculous mycobacteria in sputum by fluorescence in situ hybridization with DNA probes.

Int J Infect Dis 2018 Oct 24;75:1-7. Epub 2018 Jul 24.

ID-FISH Technology, Palo Alto, CA, USA. Electronic address:

Objective: In resource-limited tuberculosis-endemic countries, Mycobacterium tuberculosis in sputum is mainly detected by acid-fast bacillus (AFB) staining and the identification of sputum-derived cultures. PCR techniques are practical only in well-resourced laboratories. This study investigated the application of a rapid, simple, and inexpensive fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) assay to identify and differentiate M. Read More

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October 2018
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