CHARLES E. TAYLOR, M.D.; ROBERT SCHWARTZ, M.D.; IRVING M. MADOFF, M.D.
Nocardiosis is an infrequently recognized mycosis resulting from an infection with a species of Nocardia, usually Nocardia asteroides. The causative agents are usually saprophytic, aerobic, slow-growing organisms that occur in pus or tissues as gram-positive branching filaments about 1 µ in diameter and are usually partially acid fast. The fungi are often isolated from the soil and from plant or organic materials. Nocardiosis usually manifests itself as a subacute or chronic suppurative disease, although an acute fulminating form may occur. Nocardiosis may occur as a localized or widely disseminated metastatic infection. It may involve all tissues, but it is found
TAYLOR CE, SCHWARTZ R, MADOFF IM. Nocardiosis Associated with a Giant Pleurolith Secondary to a Long-standing Oleothorax. Ann Intern Med. ;66:960–965. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-66-5-960
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;66(5):960-965.
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