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Actinomyces and nocardia infections in immunocompromised and nonimmunocompromised patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10063786     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A retrospective survey of nocardia and actinomyces infections in five local hospitals was conducted over a 3-year period in El Paso, Texas, a border city, in the southwestern United States. The medical records of 42 patients with suspected nocardiosis or actinomycosis were reviewed. One patient was diagnosed with actinomyces and 12 patients with nocardia. Microbiological data included morphologic characteristics, biochemical profile, and susceptibility testing. Predisposing factors included leukemia, renal insufficiency, renal transplant, and lymphoma. No predisposing factors were found in 67% (n = 8) of patients (including the patient with actinomycosis). Twenty-three percent (n = 3) of patients had disseminated disease without evidence of underlying disease or immunosuppression. The mortality and morbidity of these infections appeared to be low.
D C Dominguez; S J Antony
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the National Medical Association     Volume:  91     ISSN:  0027-9684     ISO Abbreviation:  J Natl Med Assoc     Publication Date:  1999 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-04-15     Completed Date:  1999-04-15     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503090     Medline TA:  J Natl Med Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  35-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Texas at El Paso, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Actinomycosis / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  immunology*
Aged, 80 and over
Immunocompromised Host*
Middle Aged
Nocardia Infections / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  immunology*
Texas / epidemiology

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