Nocardiosis


Epidemiology

Risk Factors


Microbiology

Nocardia Species

Taxonomy

Origin

Features


Physiology


Clinical Manifestations

Pulmonary Manifestations

Segmental or Lobar Pneumonia (see Pneumonia)

Solitary or Multiple Lung Nodules Which May Cavitate (see Lung Nodule or Mass and Cystic-Cavitary Lung Lesions)

Endobronchial Lesions (with/without Pneumonia)

Lung Abscess (see Lung Abscess)

Interstitial Pneumonia/Miliary Infiltrates (see Interstitial Lung Disease)

Pleural Effusion (see Pleural Effusion-Exudate)

Disseminated Nocardiosis

Dermatologic Manifestations

Neurologic Manifestations


Prevention


Treatment

Antibiotics

Treatment of Choice

Alternative Antibiotics

Combination Therapy

Duration of Therapy

Drainage of Abscesses/Empyema


Prognosis


References