Record number :
2442686
Title of article :
Disseminated Nocardia farcinica infection in a Patient with Pneumoconiosis
Author/Authors :
Aghajanpour, Soudabeh Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research Center - Shahid Beheshti University of MedicalSciences, Tehran, IR Iran , Abolghasemi, Sara Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research Center - Shahid Beheshti University of MedicalSciences, Tehran, IR Iran , Dabiri, Hossein Department of Clinical Microbiology - School of Medicine - Shahid BeheshtiUniversity of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran , Tehrani, Shabnam Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research Center - Shahid Beheshti University of MedicalSciences, Tehran, IR Iran , Divsalar, Farshad Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research Center - Shahid Beheshti University of MedicalSciences, Tehran, IR Iran
Pages :
4
From page :
143
To page :
146
Abstract :
Background: Nocardia as a Gram-positive bacillus with a microscopic appearance of branching hyphae can produce considerable disease in an appropriable host. N. facinica is a member of genus Nocardia that is potentially life threatening; therefore, therapy of N. farcinica infection remains difficult. Case presentation: This study is a case report of disseminated N. farcinica infection in a 64-year-old man with a history of pneumoconiosis with brain, lung, and skin involvement in Labbafi Nejad hospital, Tehran, IR Iran in November 2013 with a discussion about diagnosis and management of this particular patient. Conclusion: Due to the involvement of brain, triple therapy was started with meropenem, amikacin, and linezolid.
Keywords :
Brain abscess , Nocardia farcinica , Pneumoconiosis
Journal title :
Astroparticle Physics
Serial Year :
2017
Link To Document :
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