Pulmonary infiltrate and painful nodular leg lesions in a patient with membranous glomerulonephritis

@article{Grahammer2015PulmonaryIA,
  title={Pulmonary infiltrate and painful nodular leg lesions in a patient with membranous glomerulonephritis},
  author={Florian Grahammer and K G Fischer},
  journal={BMJ case reports},
  year={2015},
  volume={2015}
}
Nocardia otitidis-cavarium is rarely isolated as an infectious pathogen in the western world. We report on a 71-year-old Caucasian man with membranous glomerulonephritis who presented with several seemingly unrelated clinical symptoms that, after laborious diagnostics, turned out to be caused by disseminated infection with N. otitidis-cavarium. This case highlights the variable clinical presentations that can occur in nocardial infections and underscores the need to search for rare pathogens in… CONTINUE READING