A Case of Nocardiosis with an Unusual Presentation

  • Wahaj Ul Hassan Khan Combined Military Hospital Malir/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Ummarah Zafar Farid Combined Military Hospital Malir/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Mariam Ikram Combined Military Hospital Malir/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Umer Naseer Combined Military Hospital Peshawar/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Kamran Ali Combined Military Hospital Quetta/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
Keywords: Immunocompetent, Nocardiosis, Pakistan

Abstract

Nocardiosis is a neglected, unusual disease caused by aerobic, gram positive, actinomycete in the genus Nocardia. Nocardial infection most often occurs in immunocompromised patients. It has varied geographical distribution and a range of clinical presentations. Lungs are the primary sites of nocardial infection in more than two-third of cases. We report a case from a tertiary care setup in Karachi where nocardiosis occurred in an immunocompetent patient with an isolated CNS involvement.

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Published
2022-02-28
How to Cite
Hassan Khan, W., Farid, U., Ikram, M., Naseer, U., & Ali, K. (2022). A Case of Nocardiosis with an Unusual Presentation. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal (PAFMJ), 72(1), 336-37. https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v72i1.7775
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Case Reports