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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e31820a52e3
Case Reports

Respiratory Infection With Nocardia cyriacigeorgica in an Immunosuppressed Host

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

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Abstract

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.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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