The Nocardia subspecies are opportunistic pathogens ubiquitous in the environment that most often cause infection in immunocompromised hosts. Here we describe a case of community-acquired preseptal cellulitis in a previously healthy man who we believe acquired the infection from contact with soil while gardening.
From the *Department of Graduate Medical Education, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC; and Divisions of
†Infectious Diseases and
‡Ophthalmology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY.
Correspondence to: Samuel Kareff, MD, MPH, Department of Graduate Medical Education, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Rd, Washington, DC 20007. E-mail: email@example.com.
The authors have funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.