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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2006 | Volume: 9 | Issue: 12 | Page No.: 2384-2386
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2006.2384.2386
First Report of Pulmonary Nocardia transvalensis Infection from Turkey
Ozlem Mentes, Yasemin Zer , Iclal Balci and Mehmet Ozaslan

Abstract:
Infections caused by Nocardia species have being reporting frequently in recent years. Nocardiosis usually occurs in patients who have either impaired local pulmonary defenses or systemic immuno-suppression. A 57 years old male patient with hemoptysis admitted to our hospital. Bronchoalveolar lavage and sputum specimen examined for mycobacteriae. BAL and sputum samples taken from the patient, the causal agent of this event isolated and determined as Nocardia transvalensis. An antimicrobial therapy with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SXT) 4 g/day started. At the end of the treatment clinic, radiologic and bacteriologic cure observed. This is the first report of pulmonary N. transvalensis infection from Turkey.
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Ozlem Mentes, Yasemin Zer , Iclal Balci and Mehmet Ozaslan , 2006. First Report of Pulmonary Nocardia transvalensis Infection from Turkey. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 9: 2384-2386.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2006.2384.2386

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2006.2384.2386

 
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