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Blood culture positive Nocardia asteroides infection: a case report.
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PMID:  23188464     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report a case of nocardiosis in a patient with several risk factors for this rare infection. Radiologically, the patient's multiple lung abscesses were misinterpreted as pulmonary metastases. Diagnosis was finally reached by the growth of Nocardia asteroides in two different blood culture sets. Nocardia bacteraemia is a rare clinical event. Despite initiation of an effective antibiotic therapy, the patient died. Autopsy revealed disseminated nocardial abscesses in the lungs, the kidneys and the brain.
Authors:
Wolfgang Höpler; Hermann Laferl; Marton Szell; Peter Pongratz; Irmgard Brandl; Gerhard Tucek; Christoph Wenisch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Wiener medizinische Wochenschrift (1946)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1563-258X     ISO Abbreviation:  Wien Med Wochenschr     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8708475     Medline TA:  Wien Med Wochenschr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Internal Medicine 4 with Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Kaiser Franz Josef Hospital, Kundratstraße 3, 1100, Vienna, Austria, w.hoepler@gmx.at.
Vernacular Title:
Ein Fall einer Nocardia asteroides-Infektion mit positiver Blutkultur.
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