nocardiosis


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Related to nocardiosis: toxoplasmosis, chancroid, actinomycosis, Nocardia asteroides, Nocardia

nocardiosis

[nō‚kär·dē′ō·səs]
(medicine)
Infection by species of the fungus Nocardia characterized by spreading granulomatous lesions.
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In many of the cases described, biologics were restarted without incident status post treatment for Nocardiosis.
Although actinomycosis and nocardiosis are often considered together when discussing systemic mycoses, they are filamentous, gram-positive bacteria in the order of Actinomycetales, and not true fungi.
This paper will provide a brief characterization of Nocardia asteroides, followed by an explanation of and treatment for nocardiosis, the term for a nocardial infection, before finally analyzing at an outbreak of nocardial infections within a renal transplant ward in order to discuss its epidemiological factors.
By searching the microbiology laboratory database at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, TX, USA) from January 1998 through March 2010, we retrospectively identified 134 episodes of nocardiosis of any sources.
The presence of lupus nephropathy is associated with a lower survival probability (2-5) Around 2% of infections in lupus patients are attributed to nocardiosis (6).
In general, HIV-infected patients not improving on empirical TB treatment should be investigated for MDR TB, non-tuberculous mycobacterial infection, systemic fungal infections, lymphoma, Kaposi's sarcoma and nocardiosis.
Pulmonary Nocardiosis as Initial Presentation of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
histoplasmosis and blastomycosis), congenital or acquired syphilis, nocardiosis, chronic bacterial otitis, and necrotizing external otitis.
The differential diagnosis should include nontuberculosis mycobacterium, nocardiosis, leishmaniasis, and tularemia.
CONS: You can catch the bacterial diseases mycobacteriosis and nocardiosis from the water in tropical fish tanks.
This bacterium causes nocardiosis and mycetoma, especially in immunocompromised patients.