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A case of disseminated infection with Nocardia brasiliensis in a lung transplant recipient.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Palmer, SM; Kanj, SS; Davis, RD; Tapson, VF
Published in: Transplantation
April 27, 1997

BACKGROUND: Infection with Nocardia species is an increasingly recognized complication of solid organ transplantation. Nocardia asteroides accounts for most transplant-related nocardiosis, while Nocardia brasiliensis rarely causes infection in organ transplant recipients. METHODS: We describe a case of disseminated infection with N brasiliensis in a single-lung transplant recipient who also had concomitant infections with viral and fungal organisms. RESULTS: Although the mortality rate is high in immunocompromised patients with disseminated Nocardia infection, our patient responded favorably to prolonged antimicrobial therapy. CONCLUSIONS: This case illustrates that N brasiliensis, like N asteroides, produces pulmonary disease and dissemination in solid organ transplant recipients, and demonstrates the utility of prolonged treatment with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole in Nocardia infections.

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Published In

Transplantation

DOI

ISSN

0041-1337

Publication Date

April 27, 1997

Volume

63

Issue

8

Start / End Page

1189 / 1190

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Trimethoprim
  • Surgery
  • Sulfamethoxazole
  • Radionuclide Imaging
  • Nocardia Infections
  • Middle Aged
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Lung Diseases
  • Lung
  • Humans
 

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Palmer, S. M., Kanj, S. S., Davis, R. D., & Tapson, V. F. (1997). A case of disseminated infection with Nocardia brasiliensis in a lung transplant recipient. Transplantation, 63(8), 1189–1190. https://doi.org/10.1097/00007890-199704270-00023
Palmer, S. M., S. S. Kanj, R. D. Davis, and V. F. Tapson. “A case of disseminated infection with Nocardia brasiliensis in a lung transplant recipient.Transplantation 63, no. 8 (April 27, 1997): 1189–90. https://doi.org/10.1097/00007890-199704270-00023.
Palmer SM, Kanj SS, Davis RD, Tapson VF. A case of disseminated infection with Nocardia brasiliensis in a lung transplant recipient. Transplantation. 1997 Apr 27;63(8):1189–90.
Palmer, S. M., et al. “A case of disseminated infection with Nocardia brasiliensis in a lung transplant recipient.Transplantation, vol. 63, no. 8, Apr. 1997, pp. 1189–90. Pubmed, doi:10.1097/00007890-199704270-00023.
Palmer SM, Kanj SS, Davis RD, Tapson VF. A case of disseminated infection with Nocardia brasiliensis in a lung transplant recipient. Transplantation. 1997 Apr 27;63(8):1189–1190.

Published In

Transplantation

DOI

ISSN

0041-1337

Publication Date

April 27, 1997

Volume

63

Issue

8

Start / End Page

1189 / 1190

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Trimethoprim
  • Surgery
  • Sulfamethoxazole
  • Radionuclide Imaging
  • Nocardia Infections
  • Middle Aged
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Lung Diseases
  • Lung
  • Humans