HAROLD C. NEU, M.D.; MARGARITA SILVA, PH.D.; ELIZABETH HAZEN, PH.D.; SIDNEY H. ROSENHEIM, M.D.
Nocardiosis has classically been considered a chronic, suppurative disease involving the lungs, skin, or brain. In man, Nocardia asteroides is the principal pathogen, but other species are occasionally implicated in human diseases. Nocardiosis is thought to be a fairly rare disease although reviews in recent years have demonstrated an increasing prevalence of the disease (1-3). The infection is primarily pulmonary with metastatic lesions in virtually every other organ of the body. The role of Nocardia asteroides as an opportunist in patients with underlying disease and particularly those patients on adrenocortical steroid therapy has been stressed by a number of authors
NEU HC, SILVA M, HAZEN E, et al. Necrotizing Nocardial Pneumonitis. Ann Intern Med. 1967;66:274–284. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-66-2-274
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;66(2):274-284.
Infectious Disease, Pneumonia, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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