Disseminated nocardiosis with infective endocarditis of a transplanted heart

Antonious Ziad Hazim, Andre Mansoor

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Abstract

Nocardiosis is caused by various species of Nocardia and typically occurs as an opportunistic infection. It frequently disseminates, most often involving the lungs, subcutaneous tissues and central nervous system. It has rarely been reported to affect native heart valves. We report the case of a 64-year-old man with disseminated nocardiosis involving the brain, lungs, muscle and tricuspid valve of a transplanted heart. Following antimicrobial therapy, the patient improved clinically and there was no evidence of residual infection on follow-up imaging. This case highlights the presentation of nocardiosis, current therapeutic guidelines and the question of prophylaxis against Nocardia in immunocompromised patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number225046
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Volume2018
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

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Nocardia Infections
Endocarditis
Nocardia
Lung
Tricuspid Valve
Heart Valves
Subcutaneous Tissue
Opportunistic Infections
Immunocompromised Host
Central Nervous System
Guidelines
Muscles
Brain
Therapeutics
Infection

Keywords

  • immunology
  • infection (neurology)
  • TB and other respiratory ionfections
  • transplantation
  • valvar diseases

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  • Medicine(all)

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Disseminated nocardiosis with infective endocarditis of a transplanted heart. / Hazim, Antonious Ziad; Mansoor, Andre.

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