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Nocardia brasiliensis Preseptal Cellulitis in an Immunocompetent Patient

Kareff, Samuel, MD, MPH*; Gottlieb, Lindsey, MD; Maturana, Colleen, MD; Caplivski, Daniel, MD*

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice: January 2019 - Volume 27 - Issue 1 - p 52–54
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0000000000000680
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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: sak67@georgetown.edu.

The authors have funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.

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