Clinical profile of pulmonary nocardiosis.

  title={Clinical profile of pulmonary nocardiosis.},
  author={G S Gaude and Basavaraj M Hemashettar and Arvind Bagga and Ramdas Chatterji},
  journal={The Indian journal of chest diseases & allied sciences},
  volume={41 3},
Pulmonary nocardiosis mimics pulmonary tuberculosis in both clinical symptoms, being chronic in nature and radiological characteristics, and it is often wrongly treated with anti-tuberculosis drugs. The present study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of pulmonary nocardial infection in patients having chronic chest symptoms and to study their clinical response to specific chemotherapeutic agents. All the patients, who had a negative sputum for AFB on direct smear examination… CONTINUE READING


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