Nocardia infection in lung transplant recipients.

  title={Nocardia infection in lung transplant recipients.},
  author={Babar Ahmad Khan and Michael Duncan and John Reynolds and David Stephen Wilkes},
  journal={Clinical transplantation},
  volume={22 5},
Nocardia is a well-recognized pathogen in immunocompromised hosts, but the incidence of Nocardia infections in lung transplant recipients is not well defined. A chart review from 1990 to 2007 at Clarian Hospital Lung Transplant Center and Indiana University Medical Center revealed Nocardia infections in four of 410 lung transplant recipients despite prophylaxis. All infections were confined to lung and occurred at a median time of 315 d after transplantation. Nocardia nova was isolated in two… CONTINUE READING


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