SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Chest Infections II
SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
INTRODUCTION:Nocardia is a weakly acid fast, filamentous, gram-positive bacillus found in soil worldwide. Although typically an opportunistic infection, up to 1/3 of patients with Nocardiosis are immunocompetent. Nocardiosis most commonly presents as pulmonary disease via inhalation exposure. We present a case of Nocardia beijingensis in an immunocompetent host manifesting as an endobronchial mass with progression to disseminated CNS disease.