Pulmonary nocardiosis mimicking empyema necessitatis

Jose Cadena, Andres Cadena, Kelly Hallmark, Sunil K. Ahuja

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6-8
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Respiratory Diseases
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2008


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  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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