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