Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : January | Volume : 10 | Issue : 1 | Page : DD01 - DD02

Pleural Nocardiosis in an Immunocompetent Patient: A Case Report DD01-DD02

Smitha Bagali, Prakash Mantur

Dr Smitha Bagali,
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, BLDEU’s Shri. B. M. Patil Medical College,
Bijapur-586103, Karnataka, India.

Nocardiosis is a rare infection that has attracted attention with its increased rate of occurrence in the recent years. In India there is a rare documentation of the pleural involvement in nocardiosis. We report here a case of pleural nocardiosis caused by Nocardia brasiliensis in an immunocompetent patient. This case highlights the importance of considering nocardiosis as a differential diagnosis in patients with pleural lesions.