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Disseminated nocardiosis 

Disseminated nocardiosis
Disseminated nocardiosis

Amber Arnold

, and Jayne Ellis

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date: 17 May 2022

Disseminated nocardiosis classically occurs in immunosuppressed individuals. Infection commonly enters via the respiratory route but may also occur through skin trauma. A case of disseminated nocardiosis in an immunosuppressed individual is presented. The case highlights challenges surrounding diagnosis and microbiological identification of Gram-positive branching bacilli, patient management, and choice of antibiotics. The common side effects of co-trimoxazole are discussed.

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