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Nocardia cyriacigeorgica pleural empyema in an immunocompromised patient.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16854553     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of fatal Nocardia cyriacigeorgica pleural empyema in a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and long-term corticosteroid therapy is described. The organism was isolated from the pleural fluid in pure culture and was identified by conventional and molecular methods. Despite the early administration of the appropriate antibiotic treatment, the patient died 4 days after hospital admission.
Sofia Maraki; Evangelia Panagiotaki; Dimitrios Tsopanidis; Efstathia Scoulica; Nafsika-Magdalini Miari; Kyriakos Hainis; George Dotis; Iliana Katsoula; Yiannis Tselentis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2006-07-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0732-8893     ISO Abbreviation:  Diagn. Microbiol. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  2006 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-06     Completed Date:  2007-03-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8305899     Medline TA:  Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  333-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical Bacteriology, Parasitology, Zoonoses and Geographical Medicine, University Hospital of Heraklion, P.O. Box 1352, Heraklion 711 10, Crete, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Bacteremia / drug therapy,  microbiology
Empyema, Pleural / blood,  etiology*,  microbiology
Immunocompromised Host*
Lung Diseases / microbiology*
Nocardia / isolation & purification
Nocardia Infections / complications,  diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Pneumonia / microbiology

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