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Nocardia asteroides infection with dissemination to skin and joints.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives of Dermatology
0003-987X
Publisher
American Medical Association
Publication Date
Volume
121
Issue
7
Pages
898–900
Identifiers
PMID: 4015136
Source
Medline

Abstract

A 56-year-old diabetic woman developed multiple cutaneous lesions and septic arthritis secondary to disseminated Nocardia asteroides pulmonary infection. The diagnosis was made rapidly by Gram's and acid-fast stains of pus, sputum, and synovial fluid and later confirmed by cultures. Sulfonamides are the drugs of choice for nocardiosis, and this patient had a complete response to two weeks of intravenous trimethoprim and sulfamethoxasole followed by three months of oral therapy.

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