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A case of systemic nocardiosis in systemic vasculitis and a review of the literature.
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PMID:  23712786     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Systemic nocardiosis is rarely reported in patients with systemic vasculitis. Most cases are described in patients experiencing long-term immunosuppression following organ transplantation. In this report, we describe a 71-year-old man who developed disseminated Nocardia infection during the course of treatment of his underlying microscopic polyangiitis. He had no other associated risk factors. This case highlights the importance of considering rare pathogens in immunosuppressed patients who present with nonspecific symptoms, as well as the impact of such pathogens on clinical management.
Authors:
D Sirisena; L Al Swedan; D Jayne; K Chakravarty
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-5-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Singapore medical journal     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0037-5675     ISO Abbreviation:  Singapore Med J     Publication Date:  2013 May 
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Created Date:  2013-5-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0404516     Medline TA:  Singapore Med J     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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