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Chest Infections: Infections: Fungal |

Special Clinical Manifestations of Nocardia: Two Cases and a Literature Review

Yu Songsong; Wang Jing; Fang Qiuhong
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Beijing Shijitan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(4_S):A127. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.132
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SESSION TITLE: Infections: Fungal

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster

PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

PURPOSE: Nocardiosis is a rare bacterial infection of either the lungs (pulmonary) or entire body (systemic) caused by aerobic actinomycetes in Nocardia, a Gram-positive bacteria, that usually affects immunocompromised patients. The most common pulmonary radiological abnormalities are cavity, nodus, mass, or alveolar infiltrate. Most of the lesions of the lung are unilateral.

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