CLAUDE M. CUPP; WALTON M. EDWARDS; EDWARD A. CLEVE
Nocardiosis is a relatively uncommon disease, with only 95 case reports up to 1957 in a comprehensive review by Ballenger.1 There were 29 reports of involvement of the central nervous system. This report presents two additional cases with central nervous system involvement, one with the gastrointestinal tract as the portal of entry, the other with a pulmonary portal of entry, empyema and sinus tract formation in the chest wall.
Case 1. A 47 year old white male was admitted to Letterman Army Hospital in August, 1956. Three days before admission he had complained of pain but would not
CUPP CM, EDWARDS WM, CLEVE EA. NOCARDIOSIS OF THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM: REPORT OF TWO FATAL CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;52:223–229. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-52-1-223
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;52(1):223-229.
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