I. L. BERNSTEIN, M.D.; J. E. COOK, M.D., F.A.C.P.; H. PLOTNICK, M.D.; F. J. TENCZAR, M.D.
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Nocardiosis is an acute or chronic infectious disease of granulomatous or suppurative nature, caused by an aerobic, gram-positive, inconstantly acid-fast species of the family Actinomycetaceae. Nocardia asteroides is the organism most frequently isolated. The authors wish to add three cases to the 43 recorded in the literature.
In 1888 Nocard1 isolated aerobic Actinomyces from bovine farcy, and two years later Eppinger2 reported a case in which similar organisms were cultured from a brain abscess. Henrici and Gardner3 were able to collect 26 cases from the literature in 1921. The review of Kirby and McNaught4 summarized
BERNSTEIN IL, COOK JE, PLOTNICK H, TENCZAR FJ. NOCARDIOSIS: THREE CASE REPORTS1. Ann Intern Med. ;36:852–863. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-36-3-852
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;36(3):852-863.
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