Nocardia asteroides is a rare cause of pulmonary or disseminated infection in immunocompetent persons. Pleural compromise is common, but empyema necessitatis is very rare. The authors describe an apparently immunocompetent patient with N asteroides infection who had chest wall compromise mimicking empyema necessitatis.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Respiratory Diseases|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2008|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine