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Primary subcutaneous Nocardia asteroides infection in a renal allograft recipient

Authors
  • Agarwal, Renu1
  • Ayyagari, A.1
  • Prasad, K. N.1
  • Nag, V. L.1
  • Sharma, R. K.1
  • 1 Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Departments of Microbiology and Nephrology, Lucknow, 266 014, India , Lucknow
Type
Published Article
Journal
Mycopathologia
Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1999
Volume
148
Issue
3
Pages
113–115
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1023/A:1007182124295
Source
Springer Nature
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Abstract

Nocardia asteroides is an important opportunistic pathogen in immunocompromised hosts. The primary infection is usually in the lungs and is followed by dissemination to other parts of the body. Primary subcutaneous infection with Nocardia asteroides has been reported rarely (three reports) and no such case has been reported in a renal transplant recipient. We describe here a case of renal transplant recipient who developed primary subcutaneous infection with Nocardia asteroides within one and half years of the transplantation.

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