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Aghajanpour S, Abolghasemi S, Dabiri H, Tehrani S, Divsalar F. Disseminated Nocardia farcinica infection in a Patient with Pneumoconiosis. IEM. 3 (4) :143-146
URL: http://journals.modares.ac.ir/article-4-10521-en.html
1- Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran,Iran.
2- Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
3- Department of Clinical Microbiology, School of Medicine, Shahid BeheshtiUniversity of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
4- Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of MedicalSciences, Tehran, IR Iran
Abstract:   (786 Views)
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.
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Received: 2017/07/23 | Accepted: 2017/09/5 | Published: 2017/12/30

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