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BMJ Case Rep. 2013 Jan 25;2013. pii: bcr2012008076. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2012-008076.

Primary abdominal nocardiosis masquerading as tubercular pelvic inflammatory disease in an immunocompetent individual.

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Department of Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India.

Abstract

We report the case of a 30-year-old housewife who presented with fever and lower abdominal pain, and was diagnosed with an adnexal collection. Initial evaluation was suggestive of tubercular pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Subsequently, from a culture of pus aspirated from the collection grew out Nocardia species. She was treated with amikacin and cotrimoxazole and made a complete recovery. Clinical and laboratory evaluation for immunosuppression was negative. Primary abdominal nocardiosis is an unusual cause for PID and an important differential diagnosis for tuberculosis.

PMID:
23355581
PMCID:
PMC3603827
DOI:
10.1136/bcr-2012-008076
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