Fatal pulmonary Nocardia farcinica infection

Pedro De La Iglesia, Guillermo Viejo, Beatriz Gomez, Dolores De Miguel, Asuncion Del Valle, Luis Otero

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Nocardia farcinica infections are rare and potentially life threatening. Identification is based on growth at 45°C, opacification of Middlebrook 7H10 agar, and resistance to antibiotics. We describe a case of fatal pulmonary N. farcinica infection in a patient with pneumoconiosis that was diagnosed by culture of sputum onto selective media.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1098-1099
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)


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