Disseminated Nocardia beijingensis Masquerading as Pulmonary Tuberculosis in a Patient with Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

Jovanna Bertrán-López, Andrew Abbott, Lennox K. Archibald, Lauryn Benninger, Jorge Lascano, Gautam Kalyatanda

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Abstract

Case of disseminated Nocardia beijingensis, initially diagnosed and treated by health department as tuberculosis, presented with worsening symptoms and new lesions. Adjustment to antinocardial treatment resulted in significant clinical and radiographic improvement. Maintain a high index of suspicion for Nocardia in patients diagnosed with tuberculosis with worsening lesions despite therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberofaa186
JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
Volume7
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - May 21 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • disseminated Nocardia
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Nocardia beijingensis
  • tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Clinical Neurology

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