Pulmonary Nocardia beijingensis infection associated with the use of alemtuzumab in a patient with multiple sclerosis

  title={Pulmonary Nocardia beijingensis infection associated with the use of alemtuzumab in a patient with multiple sclerosis},
  author={M. Sheikh-Taha and L. Corman},
  journal={Multiple Sclerosis Journal},
  pages={872 - 874}
Nocardia is a Gram-positive aerobic pathogen that usually affects immunocompromised patients. We report a case of pulmonary infection caused by a rare Nocardia species, Nocardia beijingensis, in a 50-year-old woman who had received alemtuzumab for the treatment of her multiple sclerosis. The invasive pulmonary infection was successfully treated with meropenem. 
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