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PRIMARY PULMONARY NOCARDIOSIS: A CASE REPORT

Authors: Kasim Sh Al-Maya قاسم المياحي --- Lazim H Al-Taie لازم حميد الطائي
Journal: IRAQI JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES المجلة العراقية للعلوم الطبية ISSN: P16816579,E22244719 Year: 2011 Volume: 9 Issue: 2 Pages: 189-192
Publisher: Al-Nahrain University جامعة النهرين

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A 28-year-old non smoker male who had undergone kidney transplantation and has been taking immunosuppressive drug for the last 15 months was presented to the Hospital of Special Surgery/Baghdad with low grade fever, productive cough, shortness of breath, purulent sputum and bilateral chest crepitation. Laboratory investigations showed low Hb percentage (11.9%) with normal blood urea and creatinine (42 mg/ dL and 0.9 mg/ dL respectively). Chest x-ray revealed homogenous shadow. Initial antibiotic and anti-tuberculosis therapy was not helpful. Laboratory examination of sputum indicated the causative agent was Nocardia. Key words Pulmonary nocardiosis, kidney transplantation

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