Actinomycoses and Nocardia pulmonary infections


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Yildiz O. , Doganay M.

CURRENT OPINION IN PULMONARY MEDICINE, vol.12, no.3, pp.228-234, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.mcp.0000219273.57933.48
  • Title of Journal : CURRENT OPINION IN PULMONARY MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.228-234

Abstract

Purpose of review Actinomycosis and nocardiosis are uncommon pulmonary infections with distinct morphologic features. Both infections most commonly present as chronic, debilitating illnesses with radiographic manifestations simulating lung cancer or tuberculosis. Immunocompromised hots however, may develop fulminant disease resembling acute bacterial pneumonia. The purpose of this review is primarily to review the clinical features, diagnosis, and management of actinomycosis and nocardiosis.