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A case of pulmonary nocardiosis [Eurasian J Pulmonol]
Eurasian J Pulmonol. 2001; 3(1): 41-44

A case of pulmonary nocardiosis

İlkay KESKİNEL1, Müzeyyen ERK1, Tunçalp DEMİR1, Benan MÜSELLİM1, Ayhan YÜCEL2
1Cerrahpaşa Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul
2Cerrahpaşa Tıp Fakültesi, Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul

A 55-year-old female patient was first admitted to the Rheumatology Department of Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, where she got the diagnosis of Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) and was prescribed oral colchicine in 1984. She was admitted to the hospital with chronic coughing and fever, and Nocardia was detected in bronchial lavage fluid. The patient, who discontinued follow-up, was admitted to our clinic with dyspnea on exertion and fever. Sputum culture revealed Nocardia asteroides. Therapy was started, but the patient did not contiue regular treatment and follow-up. Her last CAT scan showed progression of the lesions. Nocardiosis is mentioned to occur concomitantly with diseases like bronchiectasis, chronic granulomatous disease, Cushing’s syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus, Goodpasture’s syndrome, however our case is the first in literature to occur concurrently with FMF. and long-term colchicine treatment.

İlkay KESKİNEL, Müzeyyen ERK, Tunçalp DEMİR, Benan MÜSELLİM, Ayhan YÜCEL. A case of pulmonary nocardiosis. Eurasian J Pulmonol. 2001; 3(1): 41-44

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