Disseminated Nocardia brasiliensis Infection Following Cryptococcal Disease

David T. Schreiner, Patricia Castro, Joseph L. Jorizzo, Alvin Jr Solomon, William R. Holder

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Abstract

• Nocardiosis is an increasing clinical problem, especially in immunocompromised patients. The offending species is almost always Nocardia asteroides. Cryptococcosis is also an increasing problem in the immunosuppressed. We describe a patient with probable disseminated cryptococcosis followed by disseminated Nocardia brasiliensis infection. Only eight patients with disseminated N brasiliensis infection have been described, to our knowledge, in the United States.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1186-1190
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Dermatology
Volume122
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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Schreiner, D. T., Castro, P., Jorizzo, J. L., Solomon, A. J., & Holder, W. R. (1986). Disseminated Nocardia brasiliensis Infection Following Cryptococcal Disease. Archives of Dermatology, 122(10), 1186-1190. https://doi.org/10.1001/archderm.1986.01660220104022