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Semin Respir Infect. 1994 Sep;9(3):207-13.

Pneumonia caused by Nocardia species.

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  • 1Department of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Abstract

There are nine species of Nocardia. Nocardia asteroides accounts for 80% of infections caused by this organism in man. N brasiliensis causes 3% to 9% of these infections, and N farcinica is being recognized with increasing frequency. We present three cases of Nocardia pneumonia two of which were caused by N asteroides and one was caused by N farcinica. These cases illustrate the diverse nature of nocardiosis and show that sometimes it is difficult to determine whether the Nocardia was community- or nosocomially-acquired.

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