Primary lymphocutaneous Nocardia brasiliensis infection.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We report a rare case of primary lymphocutaneous Nocardia brasiliensis infection occurring in an elderly diabetic man maintained on long-term therapy with prednisone. The mode of inoculation was that of a puncture wound caused by a contaminated needle that occurred one month prior to the development of the clinically apparent infection. The course of this patient's infection was protracted and required two surgical procedures and several months of antibiotic therapy. A review of 15 previously reported cases is presented as well as a discussion of appropriate medical therapy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Moeller, CA; Burton, CS

Published Date

  • October 1, 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 122 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 1180 - 1182

PubMed ID

  • 3767403

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-987X


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States