PAUL B. BEESON, M.D.
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By coincidence, two articles dealing with nocardiosis as a complication of pulmonary alveolar proteinosis appear in this issue of the ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE. Carlsen, Hill, and Rowlands described two cases which occurred in Colorado; Andriole, Ballas, and Wilson observed a third in Connecticut. If we combine their findings and surveys of the medical literature, the result is 9 nocardial infections among 77 cases of pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, an incidence of a little more than 10 per cent. The possibility of an even higher rate of association is suggested by Andriole, Ballas, and Wilson who believe that nocardiosis may have
BEESON PB. Nocardiosis as a Complication of Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis. Ann Intern Med. ;60:314. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-60-2-314
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;60(2_Part_1):314.
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