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Respiratory Infection With Nocardia cyriacigeorgica in an Immunosuppressed Host

Forrester, Joseph Derek BA*; Forrester, Joseph Michael MD†

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e31820a52e3
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Abstract: Nocardia cyriacigeorgica is a recently redesignated species originally recognized as the Nocardia asteroides antibiotic susceptibility type VI isolate. We describe the case of N. cyriacigeorgica pneumonia in an immunosuppressed host. Although Nocardia species have long been recognized as uncommon causes of pneumonia, recent species distinctions elucidated by molecular typing techniques have clarified more appropriate antibiotic therapy and treatment for specific Nocardia species.

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From the *University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; and †The Medical Center of Aurora, Denver, CO.

Correspondence to: Joseph Derek Forrester, BA, 968 Country Club Pkwy, Castle Rock, CO 80108. E-mail:

The authors do not have any acknowledgements to contributors not listed as author.

The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.