First report of pulmonary Nocardia otitidiscaviarum infection in an immunocompetent patient from Turkey


Dikensoy Ö. , Filiz A., Bayram N., Balci I., Zer Y., Celik G., ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PRACTICE, vol.58, no.2, pp.210-213, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1368-5031.2004.0133.x
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PRACTICE
  • Page Numbers: pp.210-213

Abstract

Nocardiosis is a rare disease, and worldwide, respiratory and disseminated infections are most often due to Nocardia asteroides which is recognised increasingly as an opportunistic infection in patients with underlying chronic debilitating disease or immunodeficiency. However, infection with N. otitidiscaviarum and pulmonary nocardiosis in an immune-competent host remains very rare. We report a 65-year-old immune-competent male with pulmonary N. otitidiscaviarum infection in whom complete cure was provided with a 6 months of antibiotic combination including trimethoprim-sulfomethaxazol. This is the first report of pulmonary N. otitidiscaviarum infection in an immune-competent patient from Turkey.