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Abstract - Disseminated Nocardiosis in an Immunocompetent Adult : Diagnostic Challenges
B Saroj kumar Prusti, Kiran Kumar Ramineni, Amitha reddy, Majed Abdul basit Momin, Safina Perveen s

Disseminated Nocardiosis in an Immunocompetent Adult: Diagnostic Challenges

B Saroj Kumar Prusti1, Kiran Kumar Ramineni2, Amitha Reddy3, Majed Abdul Basit Momin4, Safina Perveen1

1Department of Critical Care, 2Department Neurology, 3Department of Microbiology, 4Department of Laboratory Medicine, Yashoda Hospitals, Malakpet, Hyderabad, India



Nocardiosis is an opportunistic infection seen in people with impaired host defenses usually cell mediated immunity. It can involve a single organ or present as disseminated infection affecting multiple organ systems. We are reporting a case of 60 year old; an immunocompetent female presented with fever, cough, skin lesions and altered sensorium. Thorough systemic examination coupled with meticulous etiological work up including gram stain, acid fast staining and culture established the definite diagnosis of Nocardiosis. This case highlights the utility of clinical suspicion and early microbiological detection for diagnosing such uncommon condition presenting with common clinical symptoms and multisystem involvement in an immunocompetent patient.  J Microbiol Infect Dis 2019; 9(1): 46-50.

Keywords: Disseminated Nocardiosis, immunocompetent, microbiological findings

Volume 09, Number 01 (2019)