Case Report A CASE OF POLYMICROBIAL PNEUMONIA WITH NOCARDIA IN AN IMMUNOCOMPETENT FEMALE

Santni, Tolstoy, Silpita, Madhavi
2014 unpublished
Polymicrobial pneumonia is rare in an immunocompetent host. Pulmonary nocardiosis is a rare opportunistic infection more commonly seen in immunocompromised individuals. We report the case of 47 year old female who presented with fever, cough with expectoration and weight loss. She was evaluated and found to have bilateral pneumonia, her sputum was positive for Nocardia, Pseudomonas and Acinetobacter. No profound causes of immunodeficiency like Human immunodeficiency virus infection, diabetes
more » ... ection, diabetes mellitus, chemotherapy or previous corticosteroid intake were identified. When a patient responds poorly to empirical therapy for community acquired pneumonia, pulmonary nocardiosis should be suspected and evaluated even in immunocompetent individuals.
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