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Chest. 1987 Dec;92(6):1107-8.

Bronchiolitis obliterans and Nocardia asteroides infection of the lung.

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Department of Internal Medicine, Quillen-Dishner College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City 37601.

Abstract

This report describes a patient with right lower lung (RLL) pneumonia of a subacute nature. Sputum and bronchial washings both grew N asteroides. Open lung biopsy showed bronchiolitis obliterans. Both the clinical and radiologic picture dramatically improved during three weeks of treatment with trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole (TMP - SMX), indicating the possibility that N asteroides infection contributed to bronchiolitis obliterans pneumonia in this patient.

PMID:
3315480
DOI:
10.1378/chest.92.6.1107
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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